mrjez (407) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong clear gold colour with a nice big foamy head, lots of bubbles. Rich bready malt aroma, some fruity notes, grassy hops. Lovely malt flavour with a slightly sweet caramel edge, hints of grape and citrus giving a little tang at the end. Good body, nice bitter middle and a clean finish. Very refreshing, satisfying dortmunder.
melush (2657) - SPAIN - MAY 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Liquor Shop Yoshida, Toyama, Japon.
A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio.
T/S: Cereal, sweet, citrusy / Cereal, dulce, citrico.
biirusaikou (2363) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Gold’n Bub. Decent bready body, sweet malt , green hops, bit of lemon, dry finish. Fairly classic indeed but a fine smooth and malty helles.
willisread (2211) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a tulip pint. Clear gold with a nice pillowy white head that leaves a nice rim around the edge throughout. Biscuity aromas present with some grain, grass and lemon along with some fruity esters. Medium to full body flavor with average carbonation. Malt really sticks out and is nice. A nice touch of sweetness, but not cloying at all. Very enjoyable.
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bungalow. Clear gold with big white head and decent lacing. Aroma has hops, some grass and a bit of biscuit. Very smooth, bitter hop start and biscuity finish. Very drinkable. Doesn’t taste like 6%.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4328) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6% bottle from the 3900 Rakuten set. A clear deep yellow pour with a thick foamy head that leaves behind good lacing. The aroma is a mix of grassy & fruity with possibly a touch of lemon. The taste is full bodied, sweet biscuity malts with a dry finish which reminds me of white wine. Sweet but not cloying, the malt profile really shines through, solid.
shoulderbroken (3523) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is grassy hops, bit grainy and something else too. Maybe a touch of lemon and a bit peppery. Taste is pretty nice. Initial hoppy bitterness and finish is a bit more fruity and sweet malty. This was very easy to drink, I raced through it. I am starting to enjoy these kind of beers more recently.
AndySnow (6492) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Golden colour with a thick white head. Weak malt aroma. Some bitterness. Malty flavour with some hops to it.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle near Omote Sando. Clear golden - white head. Bread. Bitterness. Herbal bitter. Some hops. Light toasted. Caramel. Plain and boring.
hawthorne00 (3417) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a local Japanese restaurant. Deep gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Bready with apricot and a little orange, pepper. Round, rich but modestly sweet again with some fruit in with bread. Bitterness and spices creep up from just balancing to a bit more. Not bad, probably could have been fresher.