maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (This beer is produced by Martens for Tokuoka Co, Ltd., which operates the "Marche" chain of stores in Japan.) Light fruity aroma, along with overripe veggies, and very slight smoke. Dark translucent brown, small off-white head. Grain, harsh bitterness, and molasses. Thin-medium body. Pretty bad. Some smoke in aroma, but just a sort of burnt grain in the flavor.