jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2017
500ml [email protected]
weekly shared by SHIG-pours a white head with yellow/gold color. Aroma is lemon/grass, euroskunk (lager), hay/light malt. Taste is lemon/grass hops, hay/light malt. Wow, from North Korea a quite drinkable beer.
(Bottle) Pours clear golden with good white head. Aroma is part malty, part grainy, with a slight metallic edge. Light body, with good carbonation. Pleasantly malty, with some candy hints and the very slightest bitterness in finish. It’s better than the leading beers of many of the neighbouring countries, and quaffable, but it’s not great. Oakes (18873) - 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 Usher’s brewery to improve the Pyongyang beer scene.
larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2006
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 it’s 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.
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.) burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle shared from SHIG, came in a green bottle, that poured a hazy light yellow color, with a straw, hoppy aroma. Flavor was the same as the aroma. SHIG warned us about it the whole night, but it wasn’t the worst beer that I had, nor the worst of the night....
GodOfThunder (1271) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Comrade SHIG, I salute you. Following the passing of Kim Jong-Il, Solan and I raised our glasses in honor of our departed red bretheren. A full-frontal assault on the olfactory sense, from the most loyal of communist skunks, left me praising Chairman Mao. The flavor is packed with the finest rice from rural Pyongyang, and the sweat from fairly compensated laborers. Joseph Stalin, himself, would be proud to quaff this brew with his comrads. thebeertourist (5188) - 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. SHIG (4964) - 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. varanid99 (1345) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
Rating is probably biased by the fact that I was drinking it in a revolving restaurant in Pyongyang, so it is probably not as good as the numbers suggest. Yellow pour, fairly creamy head which dissipated quickly. A little corn and grass on the nose. Quite dry, similar to South Korean/Japanese lagers. Not at all awful - quite pleasantly surprised. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Cole. I can genuinely say that this is a country I would never have a rating from. Very classy green bottle, with no English on the label whatsoever. Pours clear pale yellow into my Minneapolis Town Hall glass; thick and foamy white head, poor lacing. Nose is skunky hops, fresh creamed corn, a bit of metal. Flavours of clean earth, creamed corn, really no major faults here... No DMS, no diacetyl, honestly quite pretty- a total surprise!