maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. The new version with a "Renewal" sticker. Rich aroma with good hopping. Slightly hazy honey-brown color. Very solid hop hit initial; mid goes deeper with the hops and then becomes balanced; final is mild, malty, and the hops continue a good while. Medium body. Very tasty. Much better than the earlier version.
jonno (2316) - JAPAN - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.5%. Vienna. Dark straw colour. Soft malty run off on the nose. Medium full body. Rich though generic malt body with soft but firm bitterness. Ok.
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Molto. Pretty medium amber-orange color with lace. Grassy hop nose, light Vienna malt and citrus. Light and clean flavor, crackers, with bread, light caramel and big grassy hop. Very drinkable and nice. A bit of Nelson-esque catpiss too, but just a touch. Much better than the old recipe.
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from the local supermarket, Maruman. Amber colour with small beige gold head. Aroma is toffee malty, grainy, not much else, but perfectly pleasant. Taste is caramel and toffee, slight bitterness at the end. Nice Vienna, and after really being disappointed by the last Coedo I had, this was a pleasant surprise. Sweetness but not sickly. Decent Vienna as far as I am concerned.