Brewed by Oriental Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Malt Liquor
Seoul, South Korea


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 1.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredthecat (325) - - MAR 17, 2014
an orange colour. smell is cereals, fruit-sugar smell. taste is pretty sweet, unpleasant yeast derived bits, tastes like crap ingredients were put in, output is a little like rotten fruit and beer. alcohol is slightly apparent. palate is slick and heavy. this beer is the only malt liquor made in south korea and just the fact that it has more alcohol and it clearly is what it is supposed to be. i like it better than other korean garbage beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
acemilan (352) - POLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Tradycjnie dosc jasne piwo bez barw. Smak lekko bardziej slodowy i arat tez. Slabe piwo ale proc wieksze

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (8673) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 27, 2016
Can at a Ho Chi Minh Circle K. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin broken white head and plenty of bubbles. The aroma is sweet red berry fruits, some cardboard malt, light hop. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a crisp, fizzy, fruity, light hop bitter palate. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Defreni (3094) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2016
Dse. Hotel i Seoul. Lysegul let orange. Parfumeret duft af alkohol. Ingen karboneringen smagen er parfumeret sdlig alkohol. Ikke srlig god.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
thorongil2 (2745) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
(can) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of noble hops, cereal; somewhat harsh one dimensional flavour, no finish; unpleasant

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GuideDogSaint (1291) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 3, 2015
330ml can from a supermarket in Shenzhen. Pours golden amber with a dissipating white head, Malt aroma, a little sickly and a bit fruity with some nuts. Sweet finish. Not sure if its a great idea to finish this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Unfortunately this is one of the better easily available beers in South Korea.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (15362) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2013
330ml can (Convenience store, Suwon) - Online Shitty Beer Night!
3 Kinda fuselly boozy thing going on, quite heady. Something sweetish too. Were clearly in ESL/ML-land.
2 Red, my arse. Its just a slightly more golden yellow than normal. Alas the glass isnt 100% clean, or has a flaw, as theres a constant stream of bubbles from the bottom, which gives it a self-supporting tight head. Still, I dont like the "boiling" at the surface, so am not going to give this a 3.
3 At first, a completely bog-standard ESL sweet-caramel hit. But theres something odd about this (nearly typed "off") - theres tons of almonds in the retronasals. Ew, but they turn into something horrible on swallowing. Sweet andsour stir fry.
2 Smooth and sweet. Not as cold as it could be, so smoother than it might normally be, but also less crisp, and less drinkable. Finish is high octane - sweet and boozy. Makes you shake your head and make blubl noises.
6 Right down the middle for these guys (prior ones were 1.2 to 2.0). Thank god it doesnt have the carbonic acid of their really pissy lagers, but the fusels theyre replaced that with are no improvement. Not going to be easy to finish the glass...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 10, 2012
Can, pored with ample, short lived head into pilsner glass. Color is not even close to red, more like a standard Korean lager yellow with a drop of red food coloring. Aroma is corn and alcohol. Malt sweetness, grass, and alcohol notes sum up the flavor for me. The carbonation level is actually a little painful for the first few sips, then back to average half way down. This would have been a fine beverage if high ABV was an important part of my beer choice, which it wasn?t. Flavor and mouthfeel level leave something to be desired, but it was no disappointment as my expectations were not too high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyobon (1370) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
(can) Clear golden with decent, but very short-lived, white head. Subtle pleasant aroma, slightly fruity with vague hint of grassy hops. Light body, although less so than most mainstream Korean beers, with moderate carbonation, but not actually very pleasant. The first tastes are quite promising with clear presence of malt with some balancing fruitiness. However the finish is not so pleasant and lingers a long time masking the original pleasant tastes. Those harsh finish flavours are a combination of alcohol and a metallic bitterness, with some peppery spice. Overall its a mixed bag. on the positive side it is different, is not bland and has character, on the negative side that character is rather coarse and artificial.

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