GoufCustom (553) - HONG KONG - NOV 16, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty during the store’s Oktoberfest promotion.
Piss pale golden colour; One finger head with soapy white foam which lasts for about 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Quite pungent smell of malt, with bread, light sugar, light lemon, and very stale grass; Medium sweet taste of light malt, light lemonade, sugar, wet cardboard and hint of grass; Mid to light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is very stale, cardboard and thin tasted malt as if it was sitting around for ages, only balanced by thin and characterless lemonade, but the overall taste is still damp and unbalanced; Hoppiness is light but pretty putrid grass nose and taste. No bitterness. Just void finish. Fairly dry after taste, very easy but stale to mouth.
Comments: This one makes me wonder how bad can the ‘lager’ part will be without the fake lemonade. At the end it doesn’t matter as it’s cardboard, damp and negative. It doesn’t offer the supposed refreshing feel, just make you feel down in the dumps. Avoid!
Maria (9965) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
It’s pale golden with a white head. The aroma and sweet flavor has very subtle notes of malt and lemon soda, very discrete and a little boring.