KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - DEC 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this. Used to drink it on the way up Fuji - by car that is. It is/was a good example of the style and good solid yeasty nose, dry and crisp. Sparkling on the tongue, quick clean finish.
KnutAlbert (6129) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,35 l can, thanks larsga.
Grassy hops, rather light, but there is some malty body. OK, but not very exciting.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite head. Yellow body with light carbonation. Dense, firm malty aroma with hoppy notes. Dry grassy malty straw taste with some darker notes. No obvious aftertaste, maybe a bit drier and grassier. Clean, clear mouthfeel. Well balanced, with a bit of taste. Quite nice. (0.35l can from some Tokyo grocery store.)
Gr0ve (2141) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml can. Bright yellowish golden colour. Clear. Tall fluffy white head that clings to the glass. Relatively strong malt character with some sweetness. Little hops to be detected. Rounded texture with not that much carbonation. Light drying hop bitterness. In the finish there is a little hop bitterness. Nicely balanced.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours gold, white head. Aroma is malty, slightly bitter. Flavor is malt, slightly bitter and sweet.
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color, light hoppy nose, sweet malty light body. Weak, don’t bother if you are in Japan.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought a can of the premium fuji-san on a recent trip to Japan and cracked in open without really knowing what to expect. A strong hoppy flavour and the alcohol really seems to hit you quickly. A darkish colour and a full body make this one of the better Japanese beers. Still you couldn’t have more than a few of these.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden/Orange color with an off-white head. A slight malty scent. A mildly sweet malt flavor with just a bit of a bitter follow. Better than the vast majority of other Japanese Macro Lagers.