GoufCustom (1918) - HONG KONG - NOV 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can bought at ParkNShop Super Store in Fanling.
Clear dark amber honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and off white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Minimal lacing and active soft carbonation; Sweet aroma of roasted malt, with caramel, toffee, light honey, bread, light orange, molasses, and very light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of light roasted malt, with very light wet cardboard, biscuits, cream crackers, nuts, syrup, light caramel, very light citrus and muted grass; Mid to light body; close to watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is a thinned, macro dark lager with basic roasted malt, light caramel but also wet cardboard. A bit nutty, fairly biscuit but not much else beyond that; Hoppiness is faint citrus and grass in nose and taste; Muted astringency for semi finish; Fairly dry after taste, fairly easy to mouth.
Comments: Typical macro amber dark, with the exception of some decent sweet roasty aroma, everything else felt short to be anywhere close to standard bearer like Brooklyn Lager. Strictly supermarket stuff, good for mindless fun.