jinroh (590) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours beautiful golden with a nice top, has lively carbonation. Aroma is soft and very malty. Bread. Taste is also rather soft, has more body than usual macro lagers, although bittering hops feel better. Aftertaste is short and dry. Overall not really very exciting beer but tastes OK and is definitely better than your usual Asahi or Kirin. Good beer when it’s cold and the day is hot outside.
czlowiekwiadro (301) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ładny zapach, drożdże, chmiel i owoce (morele?). złoty kolor ze średnią, ale długotrwałą pianą. w smaku dość pełne, drożdżowe, gładkie, z wyraźną ale nie za mocną ziołową goryczką.
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Hotel Iidaya, Matsuonto. Clear amber - white head. Bread, Caramel, herbal, tea, sweetness, bitterness, a bit simple. OK.....
petewhitley (363) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pretty strawberry-blond. Strawberries in the flavour too, along with apples, soap, grass and sweet malt. Light body, fairly heavily carbonated. More interesting and flavourful than most macro lagers, but not really balanced.
biirusaikou (900) - - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt aroma. Honey malt flavor, mild fruity hop, bittersweet finish. Not a memorable one, just darker and maltier than your usual industrial blond.
GoufCustom (950) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber colour; Very thin head and white foam which dissipates in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing with lively carbonation; Light, somewhat pungent smell of ale malt, faint wet cardboard and hint of floral, with orange aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms; Light sweet taste of ale malt, citrus and grass throughout; Light body, quite thin palate; Hop bitterness was initially faint, but make its presence with a mildly astringent finish. Slight dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This is a pretty solid Blonde Ale, which showcase strong - albeit simple - character in smell and taste, typical looks and unexpectedly subtle hoppy finish. A decent one to have in a lazy Sunday afternoon. A bit too pricey though.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly soft and ineffectual beer. Looks pretty for a blonde, with lovely strawberry blonde highlights. Tastes like a better industrial lager with a fruiter finish - i.e. can taste the better quality ingredients. It’s still lacking acomponent that would lift it out of the pack and make it worthy of repeat purchase. That i can not say it does.
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Light malty sweetness. Standard yellow with fat slow bubbles rising. Very grassy flavor with a hint of cardboard in mid palate, and a bit of bitterness at the end. Thin, very gassy, light body (rice addition). Okay, but doesn’t really have much character.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Fruity earthy candy aroma with dusty yeasty bready notes. Dry-sweet fruity raisiny taste with citric strawy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish raisiny malt aftertaste with fruity resiny notes. Nice, drinkable, harmonic. Has some character. (0.35l can, from CitySuper IFC, Hong Kong.)