SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
The only thing that I like about this lager is listening to goober try to pronounce it. If you are a 14 year old reading this, please say "CHING-DOW." I will from time to time order this at a chinese restaurant when I’m dining on something really spicy. You see, the ethanol is really the only saving grace to this fluid. Does this brewery really import yeast and malted barley to make this? I didn’t know that China imported anything...
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Pale golden beer with a fine, steadily rising head. Strong rice aroma and flavour. The first sniff and taste of this beer send you reaching immediately for the details on the bottle. ‘Rice’ stands out proudly on the bottom of the label. Not a great larger but at least they're not hiding the fact they use adjuncts. Low bitterness and a distinct lack of malt and hops.
Pailhead (6015) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 Bottle: As soon as I poured the beer I could smell the skunkiness from arms length. Pale yellow in appearance with a good white head. Tasted just as bad as it smelled, skunky. Bitter aftertaste. I’m sure this was just a really bad skunked beer, but to date this is the worst beer I’ve ever had and I can’t see myself giving it a second chance to see if it was just a bad bottle.
OK, I summoned the courage to try this again and it was not as bad as the first time. Still skunky, but not as overpoweringly skunky as my first attempt. Still not good, but not as bad as my initial rating of 0.8. I must have had a really bad bottle.
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 (4587) - 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 (6066) - 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 (2934) - 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.