jerohen (2029) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You’re in Chinatown in London and Tsingtao is absent on your personal ratebeer list, what do you do...? That’s right, you drink this crappy lager! Not even that bad btw, nice alternative after all these bitters.
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale yellow with a thick foamy head that diminishes fairly rapidly. Sweet corn or rice notes to the nose with mild hoppiness. Flavor is sweet rice and mild maltiness. Finishes weak and little aftertaste. Not terrible for a premium lager but I won’t buy again.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing interesting here except very nice hoppiness. It was a pleasant surprise: for this hoppiness I could forgive its blandness and lack of character.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2004
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ok, so I poured this beer and put it down about 2 feet away from me so I could start typing, and I could smell skunk all throughout the room. Wow, could you have any less color. Bla, this beer taste about as bad as it smells/looks. I will never intentionally drink this beer again!
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a beer I would seek out, but not bad with a good pork with black bean sauce. Better than their Red Dragon beer.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color with a medium white head and some light lacing. Buttery diactyl, and sweet corn aroma. Taste was that of sweet malts, possibly some corn as well, and finishing very lightly hoppy.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp and refreshing. Skunky green aroma in a skunky green bottle. Decent hoppy aftertaste. Not bad at all.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My God this beer smells bad! However, I can live with the taste as long as I don’t enhale. Taste is reminicent of Alexander Keith’s, not exactly a glowing indorsement to some people but I like it. Not a beer I’d rush out to buy, but it reminds me of my favorite Chinese dive in Toronto...then again the last time there I got food poisoning.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml green bottle from Safeway. Poured a clear amber nicely carbonated with white qd head. Fruity rice aroma with hops note. Nicely balanced crisp light lager flavour. No chemical or metallic flavours& no skunk despite the green bottle. Very long bitter finish. Nice& refreshing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a fan of most lagers...pours as expected...thin white head, nice and yellow :/ Skunky aroma with a hit of hops...MILDLY refreshing...it does go quite well with General Tsao’s chicken though...