kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle via Cost Plus World Market. Pours a clear golden blodne with almost no head. Nose is typical ’green body light stuck’ but not yet skunked. Taste is typical pale lager..ie bland with some malts and hops in there somewhere, and some grassiness. High carbonation. Light body. Thin mouthfeel. Watery. I would say this is a pale lager not a Premium Lager. As a Pale lager it is not bad. As a Premium lager, it is not good. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2007
12oz at Jade; Matched perfectly with the Szechuan. Some sketchy chemical notes, formaldehyde comes to mind, on the palate. Something you get at the Chinese restaurant for the novelty. faroeviking (11343) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle. Yellow colour with a short bubbly white head. Aroma of grains and slight bit of malt. Flavour is waterish, grainy with hints of malt, dry thin finish. Very simple beer. cheap (6213) - CHINA - JAN 21, 2007
The other decent premium lager I’ve had is Kronenburg. This tsing is a 12 oz green bottle, label looks a little different than is displayed here. No skunk when I pop the top and it has a very clean mild aroma. Has bubbles constantly arising from the bottom and the color is typical pale clear yellow american beer. Very good decent first taste impression. Well behaved with above average carbonation tingle. Nice even taste that cannot be much different than american lagers. Has a bit of alky impact in there. Nothing really great but well behaved and enjoyable. No tremendous outstanding personality and some of us like it that way. Finish has a strange industrial mild bitterness to it that hangs on for a minute or two. However, it is not as industrial as King Lager. Better than sam adams boston lager and Saranac traditional lager.
gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
(33 cl bottle at restaurant "Djingis Khan" in Stockholm, Sweden) Labeled 4.7%. Clear straw yellow color, white creamy head. Fruity and sweet malty scent with some marzipan. Thin watery malty taste. Low bitterness.
hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Poured yellow with small white head and almost no lacing. Nose was very mild, mostly of rice. Some hops in flavor. Not much mouthfeel and no fiinish. Very bland. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with a white head. The aroma was soft and grainy probably because of the rice ingredience used to make it. The flavor was a smooth pils like taste of grain. Worked pretty well with the spicy Chinese dish that I was eating. blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
A horrible copy of a hienkin, with off notes abound, just kinda tangy, almost bitter. Has a urine-like aroma. Pretty sure they use even lower quality ingredinents than bud. sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle. Poured pale yellow with minimal head, overly carbonated. Aromas and tastes of grassy hops. Crisp clean finish thanks to watery lack of flavours. Not offensive and not memorable either. BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Poured from bottle, very little head, but decent lacing. Pale yellow color. Not a lot of flavor, some spice, some sweetness, maybe lemon? It actually goes really well with spicy Chinese food...Wouldnt want to drink it alone though.