dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Why green bottles I’ll never know. Beer smelled and tasted skunky. Once you get past that tasted like any other lager.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow pour. Rocky head and some spotty lacing. Very sharp notes of malts and a bit of hops. Slightly yeasty. Flavor not so acrid. The hops are citrusy and the malts are sweet. Bitter finish to an average pils.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells really skunky but the taste isnt bad. This is good to have with some chinese left overs
Audio (18) - san diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This used to be my favorite beer. Then i think i over did it. Now, it's just nice to have here and there, but nothing special anymore.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit like drinking liquid straw although not the worst pils I have tasted. Thinnish body with no real edge to it. Not one I would try again.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured with very large head over a standard-looking yellow and relatively still beer. I could smell the very sweet malt from 2 feet away as the head settled; up closer a bit of citrus comes through to the nose. This is a mellow drinker, with a tartness the primary flavoring. Other than being terribly watery-feeling, this isn't as bad as I'd feared. Could balance well with Soy Sauce-soaked munchies.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Best I can say about this is it lets me paste a "China" stamp in my album of country statistics. Big foamy head at pour that hangs around too long. Pale straw color, and generic "beer" smell. Hard to get a good sip out from under the hunka foam. Taste makes me yearn for the more complex flavor profile of a Budweiser. After some effort, I can taste a little malt sweetness and a slightly bitter aftertaste. To paraphrase the old stereotype, it takes much less than an hour again for me to be thirsty... for a real beer. Again, it doesn't taste bad per se, just has no taste at all.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow color with a foamy white head. Has an aroma of wet grass. Okay for a pilsner...
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Common in Chinese restaurants, and it does fairly well with that cuisine. Otherwise, I don't think so. Originally, germans assisted in the founding of the brewery, and their heritage is evident in the Pilsener color if nowhere else. Rice (I suspect) is used as a brewing adjunct, and the flavor is affected thereby. As i said, only with Hunan chicken...
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Skunky green bottle + adjuncts galore + cheapness = Chinese Budweiser. Not by any means enjoyable - I could've gotten Bud Light for a dollar less.