jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light coloured body - no bubbles at all in the glass with very little else to speak of. Aroma of subtle malt and a bit of caster sugar. Light-bodied; Malty taste with very little else - some sugars. Overall, not a great offering, but great to try in country. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from the SciTech Plaza for a few pennies in the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong on 12-March-2005 in Beijing, PRC.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is rusbbish, oh so rubbish, this is rubbish and rubbish i say! (if i were a song writter i may have alot to say about this)
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pale yellow with a fine compact head that lasts for a while. Typical pale lager nose, a little malty straw and mild hops. Nice palate (finally an Asian lager that I don’t have to include "watery" in the description!) with a mildly bitter finish. Out of all the Asian and Indian pale lagers I’ve tried, I think this one is a couple of points ahead. Good on ya China!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ok, who writes these commercial descriptions. We had this at dinner recently, and I went for coke just because coke tastes and feels better. Sheesh. And where is pure natural fountain water in China? Especailly in Beijing.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Matta for this!
hope I have the right beer here, there is no indication in English that indicates it’s alcohol or anything else.
I needed a palate cleanser in between a ham sandwich with Dijon mustard and a barleywine and this was perfect.
Once you get past the smell, you’ve got it licked.
Why do these Pale Lagers look so good??
Pours a large white head that lasts quite a while over a sparkling clear light yellow beer with loads of tiny bubbles streaming to the surface.
Soapy sour aroma with no flavor to speak of. Watery and as refreshing as water can be. Could be a lot worse I guess.
JonMoore (1652) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
pale yellow with a slim white head soon gone. Sweetish and malty aroma. Taste is ....Oh dear. This is the "State Beer of China". Those poor billion or so people.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
What can I say about a beer with a Chinese take-out aftertaste? It’s not horrible I imagined it would be, but I will not buy another. It’s a beer that, well, just sits there.
bluevegie (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is not the worst beer I have rated only cos I could finish this one easy enough, hey when you got no taste it is pretty hard to offend everyone! Colour was very pale golden, head was gone in sixty seconds, nose was non-existent and flavour as I said before wasn’t there.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2004
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
A very piss-like beer with a head that looks like I peed in the glass. The only head here is where it came from. The nose is very sugary and not like a beer at all. The taste just reinforces the paucity of beer like characteristics. Cloying, strangely sweet from a heavy reliance on corn syrup and unfinishable. A DP for sure.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Almost apple juice sweet aroma. Clear bottle, clear light yellow with a fast diminishing head and no laceing. Flavour was pretty much a little bit of sugar diluted with soda water. No hops noticeable to me whatsoever. Thin mouthfeel but thankfully the carbonation wasn't too bad, on the gentle side.