RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp and refreshing. Skunky green aroma in a skunky green bottle. Decent hoppy aftertaste. Not bad at all.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My God this beer smells bad! However, I can live with the taste as long as I don’t enhale. Taste is reminicent of Alexander Keith’s, not exactly a glowing indorsement to some people but I like it. Not a beer I’d rush out to buy, but it reminds me of my favorite Chinese dive in Toronto...then again the last time there I got food poisoning.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml green bottle from Safeway. Poured a clear amber nicely carbonated with white qd head. Fruity rice aroma with hops note. Nicely balanced crisp light lager flavour. No chemical or metallic flavours& no skunk despite the green bottle. Very long bitter finish. Nice& refreshing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a fan of most lagers...pours as expected...thin white head, nice and yellow :/ Skunky aroma with a hit of hops...MILDLY refreshing...it does go quite well with General Tsao’s chicken though...
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 Pours yellow and watery with little head. Smells like it comes in a green bottle, and indeed it does. Flavor is bland and comperable to most other asian lagers I have tasted. Overall, I can’t really justify drinking it unless I’m out at a Chinese restaurant eating some spicy Szechuan quisine.
skortila (5274) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is hoppy, slightly malty, skunky and something weird (which should be the rice). Clear, golden coloured with a fast diminishing head. Taste is better than smell. Initially sparkling beer, becomes more bitter. hoppy, (too) sweet and a little floral. Fresh palate, slightly dry. At least it tastes better than I expected.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bottled, sampled in Restaurant Asia, Zagreb
Golden with mostly vanishing head. Sweet corn/rice aroma. Medium-bodied, crisp, sweetish. Some grassy hops in malt-corn base.(3/2/4/2/7 1.8)
Re-rated, bottled, alc. 4.7 % (bottled 10/2007)
Golden color, creamy white head. Skunky sweet corn aroma, which is not nice. Paperboadish, quite sweet corn/rice flavor. Quickly vanishing flavor. Yes, Chinese Bud. (2/2/2/2/6 1.4)
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this one, except that it is made in China. (Hey, aren’t they communist? What are they doing making beer? What is the relationship between those two things? I dunno.) Anyway, don’ t buy this at a restaurant as it is tooooo pricey for what you get.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This could just be because I had it with a good chinese meal but I quite enjoyed this beer. Bit pricey though.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale yellowy appearance, slightly hazed, moderate head formation. Malty, grainy, lightly hopped aroma. Sweet malt intro, slightly coarse and grainy. Dry in the finish with a mild bitterness. Fairly simple, acceptable in a Chinese restaurant.