DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Cereal nose with makt and sugar. Pours Golden amber beer. taste is sweet, dry and has traces of cereal. Metallic flourish spoils this one. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
From a bottle poured golden with a fai amount of head. Kind of a skunky lager taste with a lingering aftertaste. JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
OK, pours pale straw, very little head forms. Just enough to cover the top of the beer, but not thicker than a bubble or two. This makes me wonder what’s different about the bottle I had compared to others who speak of a huge foam.
Skunked somewhat. Smells of old grass. Malt mixed with a subtle fruity sweetness at first, but over time quite a big fruity aroma emerges. Let me say this--the aroma is quite unique.
The carbonation seems subdued, but it feels hot to the tongue. One glance at the glass reveals the carbonation exists in large amounts. This beer coats your tongue more than I’m used to.
Taste is overwhelmingly sour. A slight bitter finish (and I mean slight) that becomes more noticeable as you drink. Sour start sets the tone. An old kind of sour lemon taste (old as in off, not nostalgic). Aftertaste is very citrus, with bitter overtones. In time, the tongue feels ’spiced’. At first, the high alcohol content isn’t noticeable, but after half a glass, I could feel and taste it. As it warms, the grainy character emerges in the flavour and it becomes less citrus.
This beer isn’t as bad as I imagined it to be, but it’s quite different from what I usually favour. I was ansty about trying this one, but I would recommend this to people as an extremely unique, if not exciting, beer. dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 330ml bottle.
Golden yellow and clear with a medium, white and semi-lasting head. Smells like a nice lager. Grainy and hoppy with a bit of bread in the nose too. Palate is a thin medium, soft carbonation and lightly sticky. The taste is sweet with hoppy bitter tones and nicely balanced finish. Alcohol is very present for a lager in both the taste and aroma. Theres some skunky expired taste mixed in there too that I’m not fond of. Not a great beer. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Not something I would seek to drink on it’s own, but it was easy to drink with spicy Thai food. Refreshing if nothing else.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Aroma like a czech beer, and flavor like that also. Lots of those hop notes, some grainy malt, and a semi-dry finish. mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Went to a Thai restaurant last night and enjoyed some spicy food. This beer went well witht hye first course because it was refreshing, but as the heat of the meal increased, I needed something to stand up better. NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Pours a golden brown color with a large head. Not the usual straw color for most American macro lagers. More malty than hoppy and medium to heavily bodied. For an imported macro, not too bad, but nothing to write home about either. Offsets spicy Thai food (which is where I had it). Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2007
Not as thin as other asian lagers. Decent dusty hob nose, that turns into an ok bitterness in the flavor, along with a cornlike sweetness to balance it out. Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very light gold with a nice fluffy head. I really liked the hoppy aroma and found it rather strong. Hoppy flavor that was pretty bitter. Considering this beer is from Thailand, I could see myself drinking this when eating Thai food. Not a good day-to-day but the hops would be nice with spicy coconut-cream based dish or curry. Not bad.