BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Skunky toast aroma, light hops pushing through. I drank half of this and poured the rest into a pot of cooking bratwursts. The taste was light and malty but the skunkiness was a little too pronounced for my tastes.
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I wish I could be more constructive, but this just tasted like skunked Molson.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The commercial description touts the water used to brew the beer, thus (in my mind) making it the Chinese equivalent to Olympia. 'nuff said.
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not that bad of a beer, but could be so much better if it were not skunked. Kind of reminds me of Heineken, with the skunkiness and bitterness. Crisp and somewhat refreshing.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Run of the mill, mass produced beer. Pleasant hint of hops in the nose. Don't mean to seem unpatriotic, but I'll drink it.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 This sucks chicken balls. Basically a sweeter equivalent of American macrobrew garbage, with slight MSG notes. I suppose it does work with spicy food -- and it smells sneakily beerlike -- but there is no reason to order this except to sound somewhat cool at an Asian restaurant. And even that’s a stretch.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale-yellow, fast-fading pure white head, and moderate carbonation. Initial smell was of that green-bottle skunk cloud that escapes immediately upon opening, like an evil, stinky, Chinese spirit in this case. After the spirit diffused, the aroma was of wheat, yeast, and some grassy hops. Flavor is rather bland... like straw and raw corn and the finish has a stale bitterness to it. A passable beer with Chinese food (or in celebration of Chinese New Year), otherwise this beer is pointless to drink.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pale yellow, small white head. grainy malt and mild grassy hop aroma. starts cereal-ish and finishes with decent bitterness. not bad, but not great.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
So soft golden color it almost has no color. the skunky aroma made me think of that dead skunk on I-93. it wafted out of the bottle and squinched up my nose on contact. it's like budcoorsmiller opened shop in China.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Significant hoppy aroma but taste is supprising as it is predominantly malty / sweet. God color with a white mostly diminishing head. unremarkable beer but drinkable.