GoufCustom (1870) - HONG KONG - FEB 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml can bought at UNY. Clear amber yellow colour; Medium head and white foam which dissipate in 30 seconds. Minimal lacing and active carbonation. Smell of malt, bread, sweet orange, wet cardboard and faint alcohol; Pretty strong but inoffensive sweet taste of malt, syrup, faint citrus and alcohol. Full body and oily palate; Low hop bitterness; Alcohol taste is quite pronounced, but not as caustic as Bear Beer Extra Strong 12%. The alcohol bikes very slowly (after about 20 minutes). Finishing is sweet alcohol; Dry after taste. Fairly easy to mouth.
Comments: Taste wise, this is a lot more accessible and much easier than the ultra sweet Burg 10% and the boozy Bear Beer 12%, but I can see the danger here: by making it a lot less sweeter and alcoholic in smell and taste, the drinker will be more susceptible to like it and drink it more. Compare to Burg 10%, this is fully drinkable and I am able to finish it all. Depending on your state of mind, this can be either the mother of all tramp juice, or an almost enjoyable Euro malt liquor and I lean towards the latter.