TimE (3120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
simple, hoppy, piney, earthy a touch of caramel. Lingering bitter finish. Lovely
shoulderbroken (1986) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Harajuku taproom. Pale hazy blond colour with small off-white bubbly head. Aroma is grainy, bit of citrus and not much else, but nice enough. Taste is dry and floury, lots of grain and a bit of cream. Some citrus bitterness at the end and general fruitiness. Nice and crisp. Much better than I thought it would be.
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craft Beer Market Toranomon. Sightly cloudy golden. Very nice hoppy nose, Czech hops for sure, very grass and some citrus. Flavor is fruity, light pilsner malts, lots of tasty grassy hops. Really tastes more like an ale than a pils, though the hops are very Bohemian. Enjoyable and refreshing.