maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi) web shop. Yeasty nose, with roast malt, caramel, and small fruitiness. Dark amber color. Nicely rounded toasty malt, a quick move to moderate bitterness, a touch of light chocolate, and a bit of brown sugar. Medium body. Very malty, smooth, and tasty. Perhaps a touch too yeasty.
willisread (2277) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Nakameguro Taproom. Reddish amber color with a nice two finger off-white head that lingers. Good lacing throughout. Biscuit and caramel aromas with some stone fruit, peach and molasses. Kind of scratchy on the palate with the fruit hanging on but the malt flavors really stand out. A nice rounded sweetness.
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color. Frothy white head. Minerally fruity nose that is distinctively a steam beer. Clean palate with nice fruity notes. Long lingering minerally after taste. Don’t care for the style too much but this is nicely done
KansaiBeerLvrs (4461) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Baird Beer Bay Steam 2015 5% bottle picked up at 山岡酒店 Yamaoka-Sa and about 2 months old.
Pouring a deep amber color I can see how this evolved into their Red Rose Amber Ale.
A biscuity sweet caramel nose. The taste is a nice chewy maltiness with nuts, light fudge and caramel. The aftertaste gives you a roasty chocolate kind of vibe. Tasty, I think I like this more than the Amber - cheers guys. Paired with a honeydew melon it really made the flavors of both pop bringing out some citrus notes, yum. 3.5-3.6