TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick yellow body, bubbily white head. Nose was straw, some floral hops, and butter. Taste was grass, sweet butter cookie, citrus, lemon finish. Palate is crisp but not really refreshing at all. Not my kind of pilsner, too malty and complex.
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Yamaoka.
Buttery pale malt, slightly fruity, a touch of hop aroma. Medium malt flavor, decent hop bitterness with a bit of honey, citrus, some corn. Decently made, refreshing pils. Not great.
rallison (116) - USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some nice qualities in this pilsener - relatively dry finish, crisp, focused. Unfortunately, the malts are a bit grainy and there is a distinct corn-like component. Smell is too medicinal. The aforementioned positives are right in line for this being good...the other things really need some working on.
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite shiny head. Yellow body made slightly hazy by tiny suspended particles. Earthy grassy malty aroma with herbal medicinal notes. Sweetish herbal medicinal taste with notes of earth and peas. Soft, smooth, clean mouthfeel. Dry mealy aftertaste with grassy notes. Not bad, but probably better fresh. Should rerate. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san. BBD March ’08.)
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 14, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Pours a lslightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, light on the malt, a touch of hop, and corn. Hops, malts and sweetness run through this mediocre pilsener. Dissapointing.