KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Keyaki Hiroba Autumn Festival 2012. Amber-orange color, cloudy, with a low head. Spicy, yeasty nose, esters, caramel. Medium sweet flavor, peach, banana, caramel and chocolate. Dry, lightly bitter in the finish. Well balanced, smooth, and drinkable, but a bit bland.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Cloudy amber colour, small golden head. Aroma is banana and citrus maybe a touch yeasty. Quite fruity. Can’t quite get the peach though. Taste is pretty nice. Like a hoppy weizen. Lots of banana but with bitter citrus too. Ice cream too. Some maltiness too, quite cakey. Further down, tastes more Belgian. Getting the yeast more, less banana. Quite spritzy. Quite sweet. Very nice and tastes boozier than the 5%.