Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting find here, thanks to JRedmond. Classified as a regular pale lager, unlike Tsingtao which is a "premium" lager. Because the calorie content is listed in the description, im guessing thats its selling point and its the equevelent of a Light beer. To be honest this was pretty solid. Given the chance, I would rather drink this. Not a whole lot going on, but its very smooth and refreshing.
jredmond (8005) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 12 oz bottle split with pwn3d. I thought this was better than the original despite the rating, and lower alcohol. The body is very clear yellow. The aroma is really nothing at all. The taste is pretty smooth, nothing really offensive.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2007
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very pale dishwater yellow color with no head. Light malt and hop flavors with a bitter aftertaste
malrubius (2756) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2007
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12 ounce bottle in generic goblet. Golden yellow with rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma of boiled corn and soiled underwear. Flavor? None. Not worth drinking.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Although I have had regular Tsingtao ff and on for years, I have only just tried this Pure Draft. While pleasant and drinkable, it is a lot liighter, weaker, and less satisfying in every respect. Itís close to Coors I think. It has a small, bubbly white head that dissipates to nothing immediately. Compared to the regular, itís more pale yellow and much more bubbly. It has a very weak, hardly discernable, grain aroma. The taste is very light grain and grass with a faintly lingering grain aftertaste after the first sip but this soon vanishes. It has no bite and after a few sips becomes increasingly watery and bland (like Coors & unlike regular Tsingtao, the taste of which holds up nicely), with the flavour almost disappearing. At least its not offensive and its drinkable and can be refreshing in the right circumstances, but I donít think Iíll buy it again.
bhensonb (14751) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
"Bomber". Aroma of noble type hop with some light malt. Gold color with a white head that came and went. Near medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is grassy hop with light malt. A bit light on flavor, but itís ok for the style. Finishes lightly sweetish, and the hop doesnít really build enough to balance.
mjg74 (3070) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light yellow in color. Aroma is skunky cardboard. Flavor is of corn and paper. Not a good combo. Pretty much garbage.
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didnít expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst Iíve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. Iíve had my fair share of skunked lagers lately, nothing comes close to the level of offensiveness displayed here. Clear golden, large head, good lacing and retention. Flavor isnít much better, (holy crap as Iím typing this after refilling the glass I can smell it from here...) but at least I can somehow get it down. Light body with moderate to high carbonation, light sweetness, no bitterness. Surprisingly good lacing and retention, surprisingly bad everything else. I will say that the beer has probably been sitting under a well lit shelf for at least a month, but still... unreal.
SudsMcDuff (8270) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a golden yellow ... very fizzy head, almost completely disappears ... smells pretty bad, skunky sweat socks comes to mind .... it is drinkable but i could of gone my whole life without this low end swill, AND it is waaay to expensive! go to hell carlos ruiz!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This looks like most of the BMC fizzy yellow brews, pale yellow with a smallish head. After the initial skunk wafts away, thereís a very light sweet malt aroma. No hops. (No lead either, I hope.) Light and highly carbonated, it has a damp bread flavor with a mild sugary sweetness and a soft bitterness that turns somewhat sour in the finish. Once was enough.
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