Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Nakameguro Taproom. Reddish, Dark Brown. Dark, Fruity aroma. Thin head Taste of Peaches/plums, very light sourness in mniddle meduim body, sweet finish.
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 version, on draught a year later at Nakameguro.
Dark brown with orange and a thin, lacy head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and Belgian yeasts. Flavor: chocolate and caramel, slightly fruity with a slight vinous taste. Belgian yeast character not terribly evident. Decent flavor but not right on.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red body with a tan head. Fruity aroma thta is lightly tart, spicy yeast, and dark sugars. Mild flavor for a belgian style, but thats not surprising for a Japanese brew of this type. Classic dubbel qualities are there, just a little muted. Dark fruits, sugar, spice, yeast and light malts. Body is very nice with a little lighter than normal carbonation for the style, which leads to a more drinkable brew. Highly enjoyable though maybe a little sweeter than I would like. I also enjoyed the free pint given to me at the Taproom. God knows Ive drank enough Baird to cover it, ha.
TimE (4886) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark brown color. Almost no nose, with only faint candy sugar showing up. Mouth is milk chocolate and nutty with some candy sugar. Almost frangelico like. Much better depth in mouth than nose. Nutty chocolatey finish.