jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craft, Bangkok. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is light zesty citrus hop. That flavour is moderate bittet with a fresh grassy citrus palate. Moderate to light bodied witn average carbonation.
Marduk (3371) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Bit sourish, mild hops, faint caramel malts, some breadiness in aroma. Burnt herbs, caramels, malty, bit milky and roast in taste. Mild bitterness. Hard to rate. I can’t say there is something wrong with it, but dunno if I want to drink it again.
FatPhil (9910) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Lovely sharp citrussy hop aroma, almost pils-like it’s so crisp. Looks a nice orange, persistent tight head. Fairly dull taste compared to the aroma. Simple bready malts. Hops quite bitingly bitter, but nicely noble. Again, this is more pils-like than just a vienna. Late finish in fact is quite acidicly bitter.
GenDV138 (2666) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
140 ml glass on draft at Baird’s Harajuku Taproom. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, nice hops, biscuit, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice hop flavor for a lager.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Light amber/dark orange pour with a white head. There’s a lot of bread and toasted malt. A nice malty aroma and some floral hops. There is a really nice bready malt flavor to it. Some toast, caramel, and dough. Floral and slightly grassy. A hint of apple esters and straw. Nice.
pictoman (709) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 360mL bottle. Hazy, yellowish amber with dissipating white head. A little bit of cereal and subtle sour citrus hops. Medium body.
TBone (13367) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Tadg’s Gastro Pub, Kyoto.
Amber-golden color, small steady white head, lace. Aroma has light citrus and maltyness. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Earthy hoppy, a bit citrus floral flavor. Clean hoppy lager.
allmyvinyl (5177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
360ml bottle from drinkmonger. Pours hazy amber, thick white head. Corn and grass on the aims. Taste had light citrus. Nit very lagery, and pricey.
GoufCustom (950) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with scappy brown yeast sediments; One finger head with off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of full lager / caramel malt, with raisins, dark fruit, honey, light chocolate, caramel, yeast, light musty, and faint grass; Close to light sweet taste of roasted malt and ale malt, with light coffee, milk chocolate, faint caramel, Cola, dry biscuits, bread, yeast, liquorices, bitter lime and grassy hops; Mid to light body, slightly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is a hybrid of roasted lager and ale, very much in line with Vienna (think Sam Adams’ Boston Lager) with some chocolaty and coffee like roasty Amber character come through in a very restrained way. Sweetness is near zero, and it’s dry crisp biscuity as hell. Gooood… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, sharp citrus and grass in taste. Notably astringent for a lasting and licking mid-bitter finish; Bone dry after taste, crisp and nicely bitter to mouth.
Comments: As Amber / Vienna, this one is already stand above most macros, and I like it more than Sam Adams Boston for its tight and pretty exciting taste combos. It has the best of both roasted malt beer and Ale, with the right amount of roastiness, damned good dryness, and sharp as knife hoppiness, it brings out the best of an otherwise ordinary beer style. A winner!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.2% On tap at the Numazu Taproom, part of the 800 yen sampler. Quite an orange gold for a lager but with perfect clarity. An earthy mild spicy aroma that makes me think Saaz hops. Medium bodied, very well balanced but more malty than Tenjingura’s Pilsner. Then again this is a lager so it shouldn’t be a surprise. Really good stuff, I need to try this next summer on a hot day.