Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 333ml bottle on 21/7/2015 (labelled India Pale Lager). Pours a slightly cloudy light golden with a small head. The aroma is light and fruity, with a hint of spice. Take a sip and there’s some bready and biscuity malt, sweet citrus fruit, and a moderate spicy bitterness. Has a fullish body and average carbonation. Pretty good, if not quite hitting the bullseye. But I wouldn’t complain if I had to down another.
Makaveli (34) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle / Beer & Buns / Liverpool St. No head, very soft carbonation. Pours a slightly more golden colour than lager. Orange citrus aroma. Caramel and malty in flavour. Pretty unusual drop
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops and malts. Taste is nicely balanced, hoppy and sweet malts. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice light bitter finish.
colui72 (614) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden-Amber appearance, citrus at first, bitterness from hops later. Nice easy to drink ale
cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light clear straw colour with thin dissipating head which belies its significant palate. A very pleasant light bitterness refreshing pale ale (I'd say much more than a Pilsner which is how it's listed here). Citrus fruity tones. Bitterness grows over time on the palate. Pleasant and normally very affordable for a fairly easy-to-find Japanese beer.
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Katsuragawa Aeon mall. Really pale gold with decent lacing. Spicy citrus hop aroma. Flavour is way more hoppy than I expected. Nice spiciness with a hint of sweetness.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy, orange, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow/orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, spice, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hop finish.
willisread (2210) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from a department store in Shinjuku. Drank from the bottle. Nice aroma of stone fruit and malt. Well-balanced on the palate. Nice malt sweetness paired with hops. More hops present than usual for this style which makes it more interesting than the Ruri.
Butters_Hard (25) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A delicious hoppy pilsner. Peach and mango notes. Moderate bitterness which could higher. Overall a bit dull..