KeefOz (1799) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2017
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted 11/1/2017. Bottle, People’s Park Complex, Chinatown, Singapore; $S6. Poured a crystal clear golden colour with a one-finger bright white open foam head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation low, slow and with medium sized bubbles. Aroma is bland with slight sweet malt and hints of rice; no obvious hops. Taste is bland with slight sweet malt and hints of rice; no real bitterness. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth with a bland finish.
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours pale gold with a white foamy head. Aroma is that of a run of the mill lager. Faint malt and a hop or two. Medium body. Good lunch substitute if it’s really cold.
Erzengel (8495) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can in Macau. Smooth neutral beginning. Fresh, watery. Metallic. No bitterness, no real body, strange.
GoufCustom (1944) - HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml pull-tap gold can bought at ParkNShop Superstore in Fanling.
Pale pear golden colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing and notable slight carbonation; Sweet smell of light malt, rice, grains, light syrup, lemon and grass; Light sweet taste of malt, with strong rice, faint apple juice, light bread, very faint citrus and light grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is quite malty body with strong rice. Sweetness is moderately low with some hint of apple juice. Otherwise very clean taste with no fouls. Okay; Hoppiness is low lemony grass nose, thin citrus and grass taste, and notable low bitterness for a clean finish; Slighty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: I had no expectation on this one, especially it was grabbed by chance from an 12-pack accidentally opened by store staff! So it comes as a surprise with a non-pungent smell, pretty clean taste, notable hop presence and a hassle-free finish. Fully quaffable for an Asian macro and good for washing down heavy meals.