drjoeng (1155) - SINGAPORE - OCT 29, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out pale yellow. 1şSRM.
Nose is beery with a light bitter aroma.
Mouthfeel is watery. Palate has watered pale malt flavor. Hop forward with an obvious characterless bitter.
Slight biting tang on the tongue in the finish. Not quite sure what this is. Formaldehyde (?) that was rumored to be the secret ingredient in 33/Saigon Bia.
GuideDogSaint (1319) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 3, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml can from a local shop in Shenzhen, labelled as 3.3%. Pours pale yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma of malt, rice and cardboard. A little odd. Sweet finish, thin.
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tallboy from Carrefour supermarket, Shenzhen, China. Pours a thin watery yellow. Head dissapears faster than speedy Gonzales. It does leave some lacing on the glass though. Surprise! This beer has a faint bitter, and grassy sweet aroma immediately after the pour which all but vanishes completely before you can take the second wiff. It has a strong bite for such a weak beer and could be good for the beach when it’s hotter than Hades, but that’s about it.
oh6gdx (26432) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned (thanks omhper!). Pale greenish yellow colour with a mediumsized white head, that vanishes rather quickly. Aroma is rather much chlore from swimming pools, some grains, rice and mild rubbery and grainy notes. Flavour is rice, some slight malts and mild bitterness. Dries out the tongue quite much.
omhper (24645) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned in ShenZhen, GuangDong. Clear pale golden, no head. Rice paper aroa. Faint fruit yglue flavour. Thin bodied with some wheat flour and paper, no substance at all. Flawed, but rather inoffensive.
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500 ml Bottle from random street market near Futian - purchased expressly for the lengthy ride to Hong Kong. Looks like piss. Aroma is an assault of sweet honey and corn syrup. Flavor is more of the same, with some rice (did they really use both corn and rice in this?) and a very faint white peppery finish. Awful. Really, awful. Bonus point for being a beer in a 3 hour van ride and costing about 40 cents US.
Pyobon (1378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (in Xi’an). Clear golden, no head. Little aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Not much flavour: some malt and a distinctly tangy / lemony foretatse, but no bitterness. It’s drinkable, but not good.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is honey, pilsner malts, floral, and a hint of skunk. Flavor is malty, some honey, floral, rice and faint peppery finish.
jerohen (2246) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Carrefour supermarket, Shenzhen, China. Bottle looks different from the picture, but states Kingway Draft 10. Clear golden coloured, dying head. Hoppy nose, very Garman/Czech like. Watery flavour, some bitterness. A bit like Carlsberg. Quite ok.
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass and grain. Flavor of sweet malt with a watery mouthfeel. Not that good of a beer, but sure helped calm down some spicy Chinese. I think I will oreder it normal heat rather than super hot next time...