maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Nose of caramel, yeast, and a bready maltiness. Hazy dull light amber/brown, fat fluffy head. Generous fruitiness, bready, light caramel. Gets rather sweet in mid palate. I don’t get any of the citrus notes that others have mentioned. Seems more ale-like than lager.
Idiosynkrasie (6311) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with average frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with hints of mandarine and orange, a grass, spicy touch of hay, husky, malty background. Taste is grassy and malty, husky, spicy hints of hay, a floral hoppy touch as well; slightly watery. Very drinkable, nice "naturalness", fresh mown lawn with some spared flowers and herbs.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bashamichi tap room. Golden pour with a head that dissipated quickly. Herb, citrus, grass. Soft light body and very light finish. Easy to drink.
GenkiGonzo (1033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at their Shuzenji brewery. Clear gold with a big head that disappears quickly. Hoppy floral aroma. Nice dry finish with some fruity notes.
ab29 (52) - - JUN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice crisp and clean pour. with a slight haze. hints of floral and herbal notes floral by a grassy citrusy taste. it really starts great for a lager, but the finish lets it down, it just doesn’t really exist.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber color. Aroma and taste are grassy, some herbs, and lightly bitter.
willisread (2278) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Naka-meguro taproom. Golden straw color with a nice soapy head. Aromas of peach, fig and melon with hints of floral. Taste is more of the same with bready malts pairing with the hops. Clean and crisp and lightly sweet on the palate. Light to medium body. Nice and refreshing finish.
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Baird Harajuku, Tokyo. Hazy amber shade. Frothy white head. Quite bready, crisp and dry. Hop notes show themselves in a lightly citrus, floral and resinous shape. I think this is fine but I’d like the malts to shine a little more.
mikkvoika (158) - ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours amber with small yellowish head. Aroma fruits, candy. Taste bitter, fruits, herbal. light body.
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy red-gold with a lasting white head. Mild malty aroma. Caramel, pils. Flavor is malty with more amber ale than amber lager character.