Ungstrup (32887) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is fresh malty with notes of straws. The color is an unclear light yellow and it has a fine but collapsing head. The flavor is malty sweet with a very dry hoppy end.
Travlr (19477) - 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, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is bitter straw.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light color. Fresh, flowery aroma (lotus, lily), a bit sweet; then a delicate hop. Delicate Witbier (it's a Pilsener brewed with wheat), with a residual sweetness and a good hopping. A nice surprise.
Thanks to Jens (Ungstrup), Jacob (Lövenlund) and all the Danish crew for these rare beers!
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught - Pitcher at Brewpub - RBJG#2. Clear yellow - white head. Hay, straw, bread, zesty, light mouldy notes, sweetness, grainy, some bitterness, dusty notes.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Lightly toasted honeyed sugars dominate this Pilsener’s wooden, spicy hops in this full-bodied example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty pale blond.
-The nose does not foreshadow any crispness ; and the mouthfeel confirms that impression.
-This is way too shy on the hop front.
-The malt toastiness is harmonious with the wooden hop character.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
KyotoLefty (8730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, mail order from the brewery.
Deep golden color with a tall, fine head. Clear. Relatively rich, fragrant aroma of malt and hops; fruity, a bit buttery, very good hops. Hop-centered flavor. Malt is no slouch, but the hops are very good and the malt is simple and clean in the background. A bit fruity as well, with just a touch of citrus. Dry finish of malt and hops, not very bitter and very clean, though not “dry” and tasteless. Light, crisp beer with decent flavor and great balance. Very good overall, though not amazingly interesting. Aroma is better than taste.
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Chateau Kamiya. Clear golden colour with a small white head and some lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Clear weak malt flavour.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy light coloured with a silver shine. Medium bodied. Flavour of rice and wheat.
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 citrus, floral, lemon, wheat, light herb. Tastes of lemon, citrus, wheat, floral, grain, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Tap at the brewery. Pale blond, slightly cloudy, beige creamy head. Aroma flour, grainy. Taste similar, quite dry and crisp. Biscuit malty with touch of sweetness in there. Not bad for a style I am not wild about. Perfectly nice.