mds (2230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Baird Harajuku.
Copper brown with a small head. Smells of rye and caramel. Malt-forward flavour. Pretty good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2270) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Fall Fest Lager. 6.5% this year according to their website. On tap at beer Komachi. It pours an amber with an off-white head. Med-light bodied with a crackery sweet malty flavor & crisp bitter finish. A nose of sweet grains & mild caramel. Looks like a Vienna lager but tastes more like a pils.
TimE (3298) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Harajuku Taproom and it was called Fall Fest Lager. liquid autumn color. Nice bready malty nose, but the mouth is a bit too hoppy and the yeast doesn’t really work. Still decent depth, palatable and enjoyable. Lingering bready finish
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Keyaki, as Fest Amber, but pretty sure it’s the same. Totally wasted rating. Aroma very grainy, lots of malt, earthy. Taste is bit sweet, grain again, pretty nice but not outstanding. Rerate: Nov 14, Nakemeguro taproom. Nice marzen. Caramel maltiness, light bitterness, little bit spicy, but everything in order. Nothing outrageous, just good stuff. Nice.
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel. Light smokey. Fruity hoppy. Peppery. Nice malty. Resin. Grassy. Nice.
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite dark amber, almost medium brown, with no head! Fruity, slightly vinous aroma, lots of cherry. Malty flavor, earthy, fruity, low hops, caramel. Very smooth, almost flat. Quite ale-like. Rather boring, and it is not clear what they were aiming for. Not close to the style, but not clearly something else either.