GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
140 ml glass on cask at Baird’s Harajuku Taproom. 5.9% ABV, I’ll assume it’s this batch recipe still unless I hear otherwise. Hazy golden orange with thin off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, caramel, citrus. Tastes of citrus, stone fruit, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Harajuku Taproom. Clear amber/red - white bubbles. Herbal hoppy. Orange. Tea notes. Caramel. Red/amber malty. Fruity. Ok bitterness. Light tobacco. Nice light fresh hoppy.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On hand pump at Harajuku taproom. Really soft and smooth, good hops and fruit up front. Didn’t have much of a finish, though. Nicely balanced, extremely skullable.
TimE (3373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lots German malts and minimum hops. But with strange sake yeast. A touch of dycytle. Odd. Especially at a warm temp it just doesn’t work at all. Hoping for a lot delivers a little.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpump. Very fruity, juicy beer. Lots of sweet summer fruits with a well balanced malt bill. Very much gives off a summery vibe and might do well with the ladies too. Good stuff.
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Harajuku taproom. Styled by the brewer as a German strong golden ale. Served through the handpump and wonderfully soft as a result. Tastes like a UK cask ale to my basic palate however there’s a nice minerally streak to given some character. Subtle beer but perfectly effective.