Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Aromatic Lager - vivid bitterness with savory aroma like white grape or spicy citrus, rounded medium body and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Can, 5.5%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, citrus, grapes and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, little sweet, grapes, spicy, little earthy and medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, malt, grass, fruits and hops. Nice and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Ooh this beer is good. Do I even need to tell you about the hazy golden color or describe the lacy white head that maintains enough presence to satisfy even the most discerning beer lover’s eye? How about the bitter, fruity aroma and taste? I don’t think I do, so if you see this on the tap wall, like at the Roundhouse in Hong Kong for example, just order it. No, I am not a Japanese spy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy amber gold. Aroma is sweetly malty, and the flavours are as well, some brewers cereal, light toast, vanilla cookie. Not even a whiff of hops here. Just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Bottled at Narita Airport. Clear pale bronze colour, small head. Generous grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with solid body and rounded mouthfeel. Citric hops and bready malt. Long bitter finish. Harmonious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (857) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2014
Enfin une lager qui ne ressemble pas aux autres (je ne doute pas d’en decouvrir d’autres). Robe paille legerement voilée, tres faible carbo, petit collet fuyant, legere dentelle. Aromes herbal, caramel, agrumes et noisette. Tres bel equilibre, final legerement sec et bien amere. corps moyen. Les flaveurs de caramel et de malt torrefies ressortent bien en bouche. Bonne pioche !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (460) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (942) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2013
0,35 l can. Pours nice light amber with a small head. I love the aroma! I guess this is one of the hoppiest aromas I’ve encountered with a lager so far. But well, this one is supposed to be “india pale lager”. Aroma is fresh, some fruits, melon and freshly cut grass. Taste has two layers, from one side it is mellow and soft, just like eating some marshmellows (altbeit not so sweet) – but it has a bitter kick inside that takes over when the aftertaste comes.Aftertaste is long, dry and bitter. Body is satisfying, not too full but not too watery either. I guess Coedo has been able here to do something pretty special – using a very common lager as a base to create something special. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1325) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Pours an amber colour with some lacing. Smells quite citrusy with a slight caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Oto Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours light golden amber with a slight white head. Aroma is light fruit - melon? grape? Med body or nearly. Flavor is grapey with a touch of citrus, plus breadiness. Certainly much tastier than the average sweet Vienna.

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