faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lata. Clear yellow colour, small white head, bubbly. Aroma is grainy with medicine bit hoppish. Thin mouthfeel. Mild flavour, hoppish and lightly malty with minerals and a mild short lasting bitterness.
Theis (11077) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can at Yuzan Guesthouse, Nara - shared with Mette. Clear yellow - white head. Bread, sulfor, egg, cardboard, light light hoppy, light bitterness, light candlewax notes, thin and boring.
maekchu (1086) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Special for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Mostly cardboard aroma, with perhaps some hops peeking through. They tout the use of American Nugget hops in this one. Light sweetish malt initial; cardboard spirits notes in mid, with some slight sour tang; final levels out and leaves some hop traces. Thin body. Not too bad, for happoshu. Nugget hops or New Zealand hops (as in the "Sparkling Hop" brew), what does it matter? I mean, why do they bother to put these into happoshu, especially in such small amounts that they barely register?