biirusaikou (2332) - - SEP 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Keyaki. Sweet cereals with a wheaty edge, citrusy hops, fairly clean finish. Refreshing stuff but pretty boring overall.
willisread (2171) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fall keyaki 2015. Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweetish malt on the nose with some peach and grass. Medium carbonation with a clean, dry finish. Pretty average.
evergreen0199 (2854) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Chateau Kamiya, Ibaraki, Japan. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Malty, lemon aroma. Tastes malty, lemon, quite dry.
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3-4 ounces as part of the beer sampler at Chateau Kamiya’s La Terrace restaurant. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light caramel, malt, floral, subtle wheat. Tastes of citrus, caramel, wheat, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid.
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a clearish golden with a white head. Dry and sweet with aromas of malts. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with hints of grass.
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught - Pitcher at Brewpub - RBJG#2. Clear golden - white head. read, light malty, citrus, crispy, hay, grainy, light flowery, clean... high drinkability.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This sweetish Helles’s loose bubbling and sticky honeyed cereals move into a bready second half where citrusy hop subtleties attempt to add character.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy honey gold.
-Hops also contribute geraniol here and there.
-The flavor profile is forgettable and does not display any of the finesse usually associated with top notch examples of the style.
-We were told this was a batch hopped with Cascade instead of the usual noble hop of choice. But there seemed to be other issues at hand in this batch ; was this even lagered the usual 4-5 weeks they had told us about in the brewery tour ?
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
AndySnow (6408) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Chateau Kamiya. Hazy golden colour with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Malty lemon aroma. Flavour is hops, wheat, malt.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, thick white head. Aroma of lemon peel, subtle white pepper. Taste is bitter peppery lemon.
shoulderbroken (3479) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Tap at the brewery. Pale blond, very clear, big white head. Aroma grassy hops, some wheaty maltiness. Smells very fresh, maybe even a touch fruity. Taste is crisp and dry. Nice amount of wheat, satisfying bitter finish. Nice bit of hops. Very refreshing and thirst quenching. Nice. Liked it more than I expected!