Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Craft Beer Kyoto 2014. Murky off-brown. Notes of ginger, cinnamon, caramel and maple syrup. Bready, biscuity and dry, yet warming. Little soapy in the finish.
biirusaikou (630) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nut, cherry, caramel. Biscuit, gingerbread, dry sour finish. Interesting real ale, a bit dry but pleasant flavors.
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kimi Ryokan, Ikebukuro. Clear dark amber/red - white head.Soft hoppy aroma, red berrie notes, toasted malts, fruity, amber malts, ok medium bitternss, light light flowery notes, nice mellow body, grassy, light piney notes. nice pleasant.
AndySnow (3132) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya, Tokyo. Dark red colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruit, malt. Bitter malt, hops, fruit flavour.
maekchu (2093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Moderate hop, fresh sawdust, yeast, grain, and a hint of smoke. Dark honey-redsih color, thin off-white head. Mild roasty malt initial, with subtstantial yeast notes / some tangy hoppiness, and then rich caramel / smooth, light sweet finish, which fades quickly. Thin-medium bod. Tasty stuff. Could use a bit more body or malt.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Nakameguro. Dark orange red colour, little creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruity, berries, cherry, bit nutty, sweet malt. Taste is bit fruity, nice malty sweetness, bit of hop bitterness but subtle. Bit of real ale texture, but more carbonation. Nice.
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBB. Rich grainy malt, caramel and gum ball and fruits. SOmewhat sweet but restrained. Light body, good flavor for an Irish Red.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On hand pump at the brewery. Huge pillowy head, extremely long lasting. Dark hazy amber body. Nose of biscuit, light caramel, and soft hops. Taste is very controlled and well balanced. Taste was caramel and gently roasted malts, with a rosy hop backbone. Amazingly smooth palate, very soft, medium fill. Its a very quiet, laid back, ale, but it works beautifully.