TimE (4886) - Tokyo, - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden color. Nose is punctuated with oranges, wheat and coriander. Decent notes of Belgian yeast. The beer wasn’t so rounded and could spend more time aging for the flavors to come together. Alcohol well hidden,but middle of the road example of the style
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 1020. Glowing gold, low head, lightlit spicy nose with esters each, melon. Estery and rather hot flavor, sweet. Ok but not exciting and no clear use of hops. Seems quite a different recipe to the one released in bottles a couple years back, though not much of an improvement.