Guizhou Maotai Distillery Group Brewing Co. (CRB) Reviews

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
22 oz. glass bottle bought at New May Cheung Market in SF. Well chilled, it exploded more violently than any pressurized beverage I’ve ever opened, but here’s the weird part: No liquid, only gas came out and not all at once but in a whining protracted squall. Catching me full facial was the most acrid, stale rubber innertube smell I’ve ever encountered, like chewing a handful of rubber bands. Sniffing the neck filled my soul with dread. I’ll concede one hyphenate to describe it: Non-potable. Lord only knows what shenanigans are afoot here. Not gonna drink it, wouldn’t be prudent. Most WTF moment in all my vast dipsomania.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Green bottle and label. Decent Noble hop aroma---but really bland flavor. Thin body. Light straw color. Little head.
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
We are in the process of planning a trip to China, so I wanted to try a Chinese beer. I knew this would be gross, but was in the mood for sushi, too. I grabbed some sushi (I know, Japan) and this beer, and didn’t have high expectations. Very balanced, easy to drink, and a boring finish. It did get better as it heated up, and does pair nice with sushi. But I wouldn’t order this again. Unless, of course, I am drinking one IN China! 乾杯!(That means, "bottoms up!"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
1pt, 1.5 fl oz green bottle (!just found the import sticker, that equals 518mls, also the abv listed on my bottle is 3.9%). Pale yellow pour with a white thin cap, some surprise lacing in the glass. Nose has mild sweet grains. Taste is grains, wet cardboard. Not much of a finish or aftertaste. Light body, light carbonation. Not much going on here at all. Bland and thin.
Friday, November 30, 2012

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Bottle pours a clear pale golden with a large white head. Aroma of dirty earthy grains, malt, and hops. Taste is mildly sweet of corn and grains, clean but pretty flavorless after the initial sip. The fact that this has very little flavor helps this beer. Tastes like Communism, it’s there for a purpose but not to enjoy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
330ml bottle pours a pale straw color with a small white head that leaves a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild cereal grains. Taste is a sharp undesirable grassy hop bitterness with some metallic notes and a bit of malty sweetness. No good at all. Almost not even worthy of being called a beer.
Friday, October 12, 2012

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
bottle. Clear, slightly dirty water color. No head and little to no carbonation. Very sweet and corny, rice, peat, fusels. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly grainy, peaty and cooked veggies.
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Not a Horrible beer, but very unbalanced, pours with decent head, but alot of corn flavor, sweet, sticky, no hops noticeable at all, thirst quenching, but little character.
Friday, November 25, 2011

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Not so bad and looks good. Oxidized saaz dummy. Underhopped soft feel and sweet
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Bottle (in Xi’an). Clear very pale straw, no head. Faintly hoppy aroma. Thin body and fizzy. Not a lot of flavour: maybe some malt with a bit of sweetness and just possibly the slightest bitterness in the finish. Not worth drinking really, but not actually offensive.
Friday, July 17, 2009

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
Hop aroma with corn addon. Faint citrus notes. Quite right amount of carbonation for pale lager. Pale yellow color. If there wouldn’t be rice in this beer, it would be quite good for China.
Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moutai Maotai Beer 11ºP
(Bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and corn. Flavor of light citrus and malt with a watery mouthfeel.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006