butrain (14) - USA - JUN 3, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is NOT the people's beer, as it is a joint venture...but anyway, this is the finest China has to offer, having had it there. Certainly better than Yanjing, Chongqing, or any of the other state-run brews. Being that you either get those, or Budweiser (Wuhan brewery) or this, I would take this while you're there.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The people's beer...Smells a bit like skunked apple juice would, if I ever had it. A little more hops and malt than average cheap American beer. Ok all around once and a while, but not so good really. You think Mao would be proud?
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very crisp palate, noble hop nose, long, bitter-balanced finish. I like this beer. Its not Pilsner Urquell, but I'd take it over Heiney or Stella anyday.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale golden color with a sickly, soapy looking white head. The aroma and flavor were so bland that I had a hard time picking anything out. Surprisingly, I got no rice or corn in the aroma...extremely mild hops...some sweetness. The flavor was mildy sweet with an ocassional hint of hops. Watery feel...very very light. Because it was so bland I really can't say much about this beer.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this while visiting hong kong. Seemed like the budweiser of china. Served its purpose on those humid 43 C days spent watching the junks on the harbour.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grainy aroma. Yellow golden color, white head, few lace. Maltsweet, rahter full but grainy. Short malty finish. Although not really a very bad brew I couldn't finish it because of it's grainy fullness.
mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured with no head and was very light yellow in color. The color, aroma and taste reminded me a lot of Miller High Life. Not a lot going on with this beer, however it would be great after cutting the grass on a hot summer day. Not highly carbonated and slightly sweet in taste.
tedbasser (11) - SINGAPORE - MAY 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the original kung fu beer! Not impressive taste-wise, but has a very old-skool kitsch appeal. A cheapo light cool beer to enjoy by the roadside stall.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At AIBA 2003. Regular Asian rice beer. Normal appearance with decent head. Flavour is not as bad as expected but not bitter enough. Advice by the brewer's rep. is to always serve very cold, not surprising
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this over Chinese food, which was probably not a great idea anyway. Fizzy, almost carbonated, light golden color, very little head or nose, and a dull flavor. Not impressive.