omega (500) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice golden amber colour with a fine frothy head. Strong hoppy aromas. Is a dry bitter style of IPA which is not usually to my liking, but this one seems to work as it has an interesting flavour profile.
TimE (2604) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a bit lighter body than usual, but nice balance and moderate bitter finish. Half way between an ipa and pale ale.
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle at Hashigo
Aroma - earthy, cardboard, spicy hop aroma, slight sticky oily. and gets a bit perfumy as it gets warmer.
Apperance - pouring cloudy dull amber with white big head.
Taste - taste like chewing the tea leaves, medium bitterness, not much hop flavour. (I’m guessing they added less hops as the beer will get the bitterness from the green tea leaves.)
Palate - not big mouth feel, but long finish and more green tea flavour towards the end
Quite an odd beer, but I enjoy it.
Stew41 (1580) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Yokohama taproom. Not remarkable but nevertheless a decent beer. Very soft structure, almost hand pump-like, and a nice cut of stones and minerals to finish. Some lemon and citrus too, albeit faint.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Fruity, malty nose, biscuits, pear, plium, citrus, and a bit of tea. Cloudy orange-cold color with lace. Looks like pear juice. Tea comes through very nicely in the mouth, with peach, grapes, grapefruit, nice hops and good balance. Soft body, low carbonation work well. The tea iere works very nicely with the other elements. Great.