omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at RBJG park session. Hazy nutbrown, small head. Sweet and fruity with a plastic bynote. Medium bodied with syrup and chewy malt as well as plum brandy and sake. Finishes with low bitterness and some lingering alcohol.
KyotoLefty (5793) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong amber lager with sweet potatoes as well as unmalted barley. A rich, rounded, sweet aroma of malt. Roasted amber malt flavor, balanced mostly by the alcohol. Quite sweet, chewy, and interesting. Well balanced, nice beer.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2008
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap 12.31.08 at the Blue Note in Tokyo. Clear orange amber, white head. Aroma is malty, slightly hoppy. Flavor is extremely sweet, malty and sugary. For me, this is not a drinkable beer.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber/orange in color with a rocky tan beige head. One of the best looking "premium Lagers" I’ve had, actually. Malty, light earth hops, slightly sweet, and a bit ’o toastedness. Smooth, medium body with nice carbonation. Light toasted malts, caramel, and earth. A rather enjoyable lager; I’m impressed.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium yellowish beige head. Beautiful deep amber body. Sweetish earthy malty aroma with notes of candy, soy sauce, and water. Deep sweet earthy malty taste with caramel notes. Clean, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Traces of syrup. Full-bodied. Dryish-sweet wooden earthy malty aftertaste with roasty alcoholic notes. Some alcohol heat. Very nice. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san.)
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
clear copper, scant head,
sweet caramel aroma with light floral hops and a touch of alcohol,
sweet malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, light bitterness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The ale pours a medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is caramel, sweet and fruity. Medium bodied lager. Malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Good balance. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a copper color with a small creamy off-white head. Thick sweet caramel aroma. Caramel starts off the flavor then a thin watery finish.