buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure why this is labeled as a "Premium Lager" on the label; seeing as this is no mere lager...this is a Premium beer however. Dark and malty and rich with a buttery smoothness and a caramel taste. Really bold and refreshing and round. More like an Alt. Highly enjoyable.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled in a 12oz. A rare dark brew from Japan. A really nice drinking brew with a taste of Sake. Pours dark, a bit of head and pretty smooth drinking.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to the chaps from vertical drinks. Alround rating: Very sweet, caramel and toffee malts, lacking hop in all aspects though there is a small pepperyness. Not a hottie.
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Bottle.
Metallic roast aroma, sweet licorice.
Brown, off-white quickly dissapearing foam.
Roast and caramel, flavor, light potato, licorice, bitterness in background.
Medium to light body, fizzy.
Liked it better second time around.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown – white head.
Roasted, high berries, dried fruits, ryebread, caramel, sweetness, rubber, nutty, candy, fullbodies. Weird Premium Lager – but an ok beer.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a rich brown with tan head that quickly disappears (just like the other Coedo I had...) to nothing. Sweet caramel malts on the nose. The flavor is reeeeeallly sweet, a bit overpowering. Kinda tastes like a cola soda, but with a bit of alcohol. Pretty unique for a "premium lager" though...
omhper (19950) - 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 (6704) - 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 (2031) - 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.