OneBrewru (11) - - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is slightly caramel and amber in color, with a rich and persistent rocky head. It looks good, but not like a lager.
The aroma is characterized by soft, rounded malts and a very slight hint of lemony hops.
The taste is light, but with caramel and buttery hops being apparent. The hops taste a bit more like yuzu than I would have expected.
The mouthfeel is soft, with light and small bubbles.
Given that this beer had won a Gold Medal for lager style at the 2010 World Cup, I had high expectations. All in all, it was pretty good but not completely spectacular. That being said, I can still enjoy a number of these.
Tonkun (1163) - 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 (619) - 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 (36) - - 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 (1131) - - 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 (830) - 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 (1172) - 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 (156) - 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 (290) - 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.
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours hazy orange-amber with wite-ish head. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt, citrus. Flavor is sweet, malt, grains, fruits, citrus. Body is rather thin. Overall: ok lager.
tricksta_p (1955) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of soft bready malts, fruits, bit perfumed, spicy notes, hops. Aroma is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Very good Lager.