willisread (2281) - 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..
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Town Hall. Pale golden pour, clear. White spotty head. Sweet grains and some light citrusy fruitiness. Really solid in its style.
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - hazy dirty yellow with a spotty head and lacing. An earthy hop taste. Light bodied and refreshing. A lot hoppier than I thought it would be.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on a number occasions as it was pretty common.
Pour is clear orange-gold with white lacing.
Pretty solid amount of bitterness to this along with a fair caramel malty backbone. Enjoyable.
hawthorne00 (3462) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Hazy amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of sticky bread crusts, nectarines, grapefruit, white pepper. Creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet bread crusts, really rather fruity, with some odd tropical notes along with the citrus and white nectarines. Dries out a bit towards the end with medium bitterness. Didn’t really like the tropical fruit and still feel that hops - particularly fruity ones - should be more of a garnish in things like this, but it’s pleasant enough.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, peach amber body with a ring of head and a wispy cover. Honey-sugar and melanoidin nose. Malted candy and toasty notes join the bouquet as well. The body is like sweet beer wort, grainy and replete with unferemented sugars. A low attenuation, sweet barley drink.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 350ml (from Japan)<
Amber color, good white head. Aroma of grass, hay, harsh maltyness. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy flavor with hints of citrus. Light fruityness. Hops feel a bit tired. Not an amber but modern lager.
jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a lot of bubbles rising from the bottom and a nice two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of bright grapefruity and citrusey hops with a good bright malt nose and a touch of cleanser - very nice and fragrant throughout. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and citrusey hops up front that show very well and leave the palate poised for the smooth malt. Aftertaste clean and slightly sweet, but the malt shines through and especially the bright citrusey hops. Overall, a surprisingly nice beer throughout with a great hop profile for a japanese beer - definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this 333 mL stubby bottle (best by: 15-April-2016) on 04-July-2014 in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong purchased from City’Super! in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 03-July-2014 for HK$29,00.
CacheManyHose (577) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells of sweet florals, apricot/plum, yeast, bit of spice. Taste is very yeasty, spicy estery hop, long dry finish, slightly strange perfume aftertaste. Body is medium slick but frothy with sharp fizziness. Not enough flavour or hop to balance, just yeasty spice.