mattkatz (13) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
17oz bottle pour, small beer glass. Pale yellow color, with little head, but lots of carbonation. Dry, crisp lager, paired great with sushi, and sriracha spice. No lingering bitterness like other Japanese premium beers.
willisread (1093) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Foodshow in Tokyu. Drank straight from the can. Aromas of sweet rice and light peach. Taste is similar. Fairly sweet, but still drinkable. Iím really not a fan of Koshihikari beers...why do I keep rating them? Because it was in a can I guess...sigh.
StevieT (1112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle. Pours dull amber with minimal head, typical of style, mildly sweet malt aroma, sessionable, not terrible.
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dorada clara y limpia, de un dedo de espuma blanca y fina burbuja. Aroma escaso, herbal. En boca es eminentemente cereal pero no dulce, con amargor moderado. Seca, e insŪpida.
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours golden orange with a sizeable foamy head, a 1mm layer of ultra fine retention, lots of spread out steady streams.
Nose: bright and sweet barley malts, trace (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: super crisp bite
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-gentle sweetness, (MAIN) cereal grain, faint barley malt
Finish: liquid malt adjunct sweet finish.
Summary: Iím guessing the sweetness comes from the rice. 100% a meal beer; not a whole lot of flavour but does a good job of cleansing the palate.
JaKeAFC (780) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
60cl bottle in a japanese style club in Manhattan, NY, 04.04.2015. Didnít know this was a rice beer, felt like a lager/pilsener. Pale yellow color, clear, average white head, mild grainy aroma, light body, dry finish. Average.
borre_m (779) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light golden. Aroma is light, and malty. Taste is very light, slightly citric.
stevoj (3026) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Smells and tastes like an adjunct lager, possible a little light struck funk to go with it. Pale golden with musty grain aroma (rice?). Taste is more grain, export lager quality.
Taboada (547) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mml bottle tasted on the 14/06/2015. Golden colour with bad retention. Aroma of malts and grains. Taste is watery and grainy. Next one please!
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. And itís a crappy and cheap export lager. It tastes stale and a little sweet with little real character to it. A bit of corn and bleh.
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color with a white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma has grassy notes, light malts and hay. Light maltiness with a light sweetness. Watery on palate.