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Brewed by Taedonggang Beer Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Pyongyang, North Korea

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle: Picked this up at the DMZ. Straight from the first pop I thought this could be interesting. The flood of skunk cock filled the room. Poured a clear golden color with huge white foam head, that seemed to not stop. The aroma seemed of stale sour grain. The flavor and taste however was not bad as it had metallic grain and fresh grass, a little watery. Not bad for as little as there is from North Korea.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
500 ml bottle bought in a DMZ gift shop. Pale golden with a small head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Flavours are moderately bitter. Not the worst pale lager in the market.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2008
640ml bottle at 4,5% with a different label. Hazy (!) straw colored with a small white head. Nice rather hoppy pilsner aroma, mild and fresh. Mild and a bit buttery in the flavor with some hops in the background. Not bad at all and definately one of the better international lagers I have tasted. Nice to see an unfiltered one :)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (7473) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2006
Medium white lasting head. Clear yellow body. Sweetish malty aroma with a touch of honey or grape juice. Taste is sweet malts with floral hop background. Grainy aftertaste. A bit watery. No off taste. Faint bitterness. Decent. (0.5l bottle.)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
First of all, thanks to everyone who made this rating possible - Simon, Mark, Andre and of course Kim Jong-Il, who had the vision to purchase the Ushers brewery to improve the Pyongyang beer scene.

Light amber colour. Faint whisp of head dies quickly. Industrial-sized bubbles. The aroma is clean, mainly biscuity pale malt. The flavour is fairly clean as well, still leaning towards the malt, though its not as expressive as in the aroma. The beer is fairly sweet and full-bodied. The hops are restricted to a background earthy note. Yes, it looks terrible, but its one of the most enjoyable pale lagers in its weight class.


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