mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At AIBA 2003. Regular Asian rice beer. Normal appearance with decent head. Flavour is not as bad as expected but not bitter enough. Advice by the brewer's rep. is to always serve very cold, not surprising
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this over Chinese food, which was probably not a great idea anyway. Fizzy, almost carbonated, light golden color, very little head or nose, and a dull flavor. Not impressive.
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer, it is light and refreshing still tastes very good, a bit malty and very nice, mild hops.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At first, it looks and tastes like an ordinary draft beer, but the hops stands out and there is a slight hint of originality in the malt. Not a bad lighter beer.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really don't like this stuff. Reminds me of a heavily rice-based bad pilsner. Very thin, bitter and acidic, too biting.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much on the aroma side, slightly fruity. Typical pilsener appearance, pouring light yellow with high carbonation. Has an unusual buttery palate that was not unpleasant. Better than I expected but lacks the crisp finish of a high quality pilsener.
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003 Very pale appearance. Very different flavour, quite crisp. Head is unremarkable. Still, better than most macro-brews.
srwalker155210 (51) - Deltona, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A surprising beer - I didn't expect much from China, but came away pleasantly surprised. I won't eat chinese food without a stubby now and find it's crisp, lightness a perfect partner for it
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2003
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin aroma not much to comment on, got a slight waft on malt. Hoppy taste with hints of peach. This is a very thin beer with vitually no after taste. Its a bit like a weak IPA.
PorterPounder (6066) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Rerate 10/25/04 Just nothing to really get excited about with this one - just an ordinary Asian lager; thin dry, slightly bland. Slight hop presence. Original 2.8 Not a bad way to kill 10 minutes while waiting for my Chinese take out. Olive oil-like aroma, unusual, but not unpleasant. Little to no head - but what is there has a lot of lacing. Very dry flavor - leaves you thirsty almost! Quite a bite to it. Stays strong throughout.