BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Skunky, watery, bitter. Not good, but it does cool the mouth after too much wasabi.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very skunky aroma. Thin white head recedes completely on light golden body. Mild bitterness and sweet finish. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle (green).
argo0 (12362) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Carbonated, clear straw body topped by quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is light skunk on the pour, but turns grassy with some grainy. Taste is mild -- medium sweet, grassy and grainy. FInishes with some dryness and minimal bitterness. Grainy and faintly grassy burp. Mild acidity in a light-medium body. Not bad, but its strength is its inoffensiveness.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample- 355 ML bottle- Poured a short lived white head. It lasted as long as the head would on a glass of cola. Light hoppy taste with the same aroma to match. Went down smooth, and was suprisingly refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary though.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Only thing wrong with the aroma was the lack. In fact that is pretty much how I'd sum this whole beer up. Everything is okay but now done much, Kind of reminded me of Steinlager but with even less prominent features. Slightly more expensive than Steinlager as well.
Little side note, as it gets warmer a funny little taste becomes apparent (it is a hot day) I don't recall this flavor, it is kind of a metallic touch on the tip of your tongue, I am wondering if this is because of the rice that the label mentions? It is something odd anyhow.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't seem hoppy enough to be a pils but it did have more flavor than I expected. No head. Aroma is minimal, grassy. Not bad with the Chinese food.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled: ive had this several times with my chinese food or sushi or even thai. good clean beer if your drinking spicy stuff...my friend call this the 'happy' beer, go figure. if you drink too many of them your 'happy'. this one has that kinda skunk smell to it always?? nothing to say about the look , its typical. however, the taste is a bit more sweet here then in the other asian style pilseners. and of course there is some adjunct taste going on...always a good guess would be rice. ya di ya da ya da.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely more-ish. The best of the Commie beers I've had. Its a sprightly drop and great with asain food.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden colour with fairly thin white head. Strong scent of fruit, flowers, and honey over a nice light malt. Floral taste with a crisp finish. Pretty good with anything spicy.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JAN 30, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I opened the bottle, got a skunky aroma, but after pouring into glass, it improved. Pale yellow and clear, mild maltiness with mild hop flavoring. A little skunkiness. So-so beer, I've had worse, but I've had better.