Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Reasonably clean and inoffensive, but unbalanced (sweet), adjuncty, and boring.
omhper (18753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow coloured. Rice aroma, ratehr sweet, not exactly full bodied. In some perverted way I still kinf of like it.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2002
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer has intimidated me for years with it’s ’Panda Piss’ reputation. I have always assumed it sucked even without tasting it. Well, here goes....Decent color, a slight malty nose with floral traces, like slightly burnt toast. Not nearly as tasty as it smells, virtualy flat, sits like a stout but as a pils, has no right to. Taste...like chewing a piece of paper. I can see this bland, slightly sweet brew being a nice balance to fiery Sezshwan cusine. If it was the only beer offered and my mouth was on fire from spicy shrimp soup, I might drink it again. Other than that, I’ll pass.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Never judge a book by its cover! Almost no aroma, barely any hopfeel (well hopped my ass) and an uninteresting overall flavor experience. Thank God I had my Stone IPA (Gusler) to fall back on when we got home: )
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2003 Not too bad, but I would not hunt it down.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad lager - touch of ginger? I’ve only had it in Chinese restaurants, where it fits well.
WillyTheFrog99 (31) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first Asian brew. I was expecting something thin and watery, but was greeted with a pretty good beer, and it held its own while competing with spicy Chinese food. A little skunky, but smooth enough so that you forget. Good enough, but I wouldn’t buy it anywhere except a Chinese place.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had some of this at a chinese buffet and was pretty impressed. I thought it was reasonably smooth but was a little skunky. I was impressed for a chinese beer.
BallsToTheWall99 (11) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
1.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer has a nice, sweet aroma to it. The flavor, however, is watery, skunky and bitter in an unpleasant way. Why do crappy beers get so much acclaim just because they are imported? At lesat it has a pretty bottle....
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2002
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This sucked. This really sucked. I couldnt even drink the whole bottle. Bland, bitter, nasty flavors. Terrible beer.