davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Subtle aromas, not bad at all. Aromas of butter and citrus. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a head that doesn’t last. Dogbrick (13961) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 09/02/2011. The beer is clear gold with a medium thin and fizzy white head that burns away rapidly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and a bit of skunk in the nose. Medium body with a sweet malty character that has grain and vegetable notes. Touches of hops in the background. The finish retains the grain and cereal malt theme. Not a very good beer. Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2011
A clear golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of some malts and fruits. The taste has some malts, perfume, hints of fruitsand a little bitter. Musty. The aftertaste is some sweet and a little bitter. MadRedCap (2) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2011 does not count
Poured from a 650mL bottle. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Appearance - Pale yellow with a finger of head that fades quickly to only a little bit of foam around the top. High carbonation from the amount of bubbles that continue consistently throughout.
Aroma - Malty with a little note of yeast and some grain, maybe rice? Little to no hop profile on the nose.
Taste - Stronger rice flavors on the tongue definitely, it reminds me very much of a low grade sake that may be served at a restaurant. Only with a few others flavors such as the remaining grains used in production. Same with the aroma, no hop notes to speak of.
Mouthfeel - Smooth and easy going, but in the same sense it’s probably because there simply is not much there.
Overall - A simple, basic beer. I wasn’t expecting much other than Baird I often don’t hold out much hope for Asian beers. Would I buy a bottle? Maybe not, I got this from a rep as a sample. I can see it being a good move from the BCM market. But other than that, meh.
Serving: 650 ml. bottle at a local Indian restaurant. It pours a pale gold with an active white head. The nose is all sweet grain and alcohol. The flavor is a mix of buttery notes, dough, and a touch of sourness with alcohol on the back end. Ugh. A slight fruitiness emerges as the beer warms. Imperial pils my ass, this is malt liquor.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
650 mL bottle. Pours a light yellow gold with white head. The aroma is skunk, laundry detergent, leaves, and soured grain. The flavor is grainy with some soap and hay notes. It doesn’t taste as bad as it smells, but I’m still gonna dump it out. Velkyal (322) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Had at an Indian restaurant in Charlottesville. Pours a golden straw with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was some mild graininess and a merest hint of lemongrass. Tastewise it was again sweet grains, a trace of biscuits and toast. Nothing special, but nothing offensive either. As I commented to the wife, it is better than Staropramen. ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2011
650ml bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Suttree (6520) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Appearance: Pours out a crystal clear, yellow body with a sudsy, quickly deflating, white head.
Smell: Washed out malts tones with a sweet-scented corn-hinting element to it and whiff of astringent cleaner.
Taste: Mild, meager pale maltiness with a sweetness of corn sugar powder. Lightly fruity, like a dash of Martinelli’s sparkling apple-grape juice that had subsequently gone a bit flat and tired. No real hop flavor or bitterness, instead you get a small pinch of chemically alcohol. Warming, sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Unpleasant and coarse but not entirely undrinkable, it’s like an India-born malt liquor.
I didn’t wake up thinking I was gonna be rating a terrible Indian Lager, but here we are...The worst part of it was this weird harsh medicinal bitterness that tasted like chewing on aspirin. Ugh. yackery (168) - California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Not much aroma but like wet dough. A light-colored beer. Fresh, mountain air taste that carries notes of frozen grape juice. Clean palate. Pretty good beer.