TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light amber color. Pineapples, apples and pale malts. Well balanced, moderate bitterness. Lighter bodied
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Atsugi stand at the Kanagawa beer fest at the Yokohama brewery. Real Ale version. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is lots of hops. Some maltiness too, but mainly citrus hops. Taste is similar, feels quite boozy. Citrus, bit of caramel malt. Nice bitterness at the finish. Fairly flat, guess that is the real ale element. Quite nice though.
jonno (2129) - JAPAN - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft, toffee malt nose, some wheat and vegetal hops. Good, kinky body. Decent bitterness on the end, but this is not a hop daddy. Good, slightly spicy body to keep in check - this is very much about drinkability over hop complexity.