SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Only thing wrong with the aroma was the lack. In fact that is pretty much how I'd sum this whole beer up. Everything is okay but now done much, Kind of reminded me of Steinlager but with even less prominent features. Slightly more expensive than Steinlager as well.
Little side note, as it gets warmer a funny little taste becomes apparent (it is a hot day) I don't recall this flavor, it is kind of a metallic touch on the tip of your tongue, I am wondering if this is because of the rice that the label mentions? It is something odd anyhow.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't seem hoppy enough to be a pils but it did have more flavor than I expected. No head. Aroma is minimal, grassy. Not bad with the Chinese food.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled: ive had this several times with my chinese food or sushi or even thai. good clean beer if your drinking spicy stuff...my friend call this the 'happy' beer, go figure. if you drink too many of them your 'happy'. this one has that kinda skunk smell to it always?? nothing to say about the look , its typical. however, the taste is a bit more sweet here then in the other asian style pilseners. and of course there is some adjunct taste going on...always a good guess would be rice. ya di ya da ya da.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely more-ish. The best of the Commie beers I've had. Its a sprightly drop and great with asain food.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden colour with fairly thin white head. Strong scent of fruit, flowers, and honey over a nice light malt. Floral taste with a crisp finish. Pretty good with anything spicy.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JAN 30, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I opened the bottle, got a skunky aroma, but after pouring into glass, it improved. Pale yellow and clear, mild maltiness with mild hop flavoring. A little skunkiness. So-so beer, I've had worse, but I've had better.
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold with minimal head. Lots of carbonation. Finishes clean and hoppy. It's nothing special.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden, medium head, no lace. Mild aroma with some cookie like crisp malt. Light to medium body. Moderate bitter, a bit sweet, notes of crisp cookie-like malt. More bitter, sweeter finish.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
tried this beer as part of the around the world club. it's about what i expected - not a good beer! but what do you expect from china!
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin beer with off flavors. Not too appealing. This beer has a long way to go to be a drinkable beer.