jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy ruby tinted deep amber coloured body with a dense, thick tan head that looks like nitrogen, but itís not - very nice actually! Aroma of fresh light hops (nice, as well!), caramel, toffee, potent fresh malt finished off with a touch of rice. Medium-bodied; Very nice balance of hops and sweetness - the malt is in the background, but the flavour really hinges on hops that are noticeable at first and then overwhelmed by a lot of caramel sweetness - but the balance is surprisingly right and for a beer like this on this side of the world, done very well. Aftertaste shows some earthy malt, a little toffee, a hint of alcohol, but the bitterness from the burnt sugars and hops is always noticeable. Overall, a surprisingly good beer that should be sampled if you can find this! I sampled this 350 mL can purchased from CityíSuper! (2 IFC Location) in Central, Hong Kong, SAR China on 30-June-2011 (my birthday) for HK$18.00 sampled on the other side of the world at home in Washington on 18-October-2011.
MikeJslc (628) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Aroma: toffee, some toast, berry-like fruitiness. Flavor: toasty malt, a little caramel but a grainy finish dries it out, a few plumb-like notes.
Zer0 (775) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a friend. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is wood, malts, caramel, spicy and some dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body with soft carbonation.
jinroh (66) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
350 ml can. Pours with a nice, slightly brownish top that keeps well. Dark reddish amber. Rich aroma, some fresh floral hops mixed with soft tropical fruits - mango and papaya. Taste is smooth, with some soft malts in the beginning and lingering caramel and hop bitterness at the end. Aftertaste caramel, almost as if I had some porter instead of amber ale. Light-mid body with a soft and smooth mouthfeel. Very Japanese and nicely balanced.
douglas88 (5114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this bottle in Mikeís cellar. Nice. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small white head. A sweet nose of toffee and caramel, some fruity hops. Clean flavor, fairly hoppy with light bitterness, caramel, a little bit dusty. A good amber. Japanese tick number 77!
Ferris (1189) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Caramel malts, lowery and lots of cherry. Opaque amber with a decent beige head. Toffee, cherry and some candy floss with a syrupy sticky finish. Nice sticky amber, especially if you like cherry.
RumRunner101 (545) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red pour. Nose is very fruity - strawberry, orange with background hops and caramel. Flavour is sweet malts, fruity and citrusy hops to cut the sweetness.
biirusaikou (273) - - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strawberry nose. Caramel malt, red fruit, mild hops, light sour finish. A bit watery but decent refreshing fruity ale.
KansaiBeerLvrs (873) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can for 315 yen from Asahiya. 5.5% clear rich amber color with a beige head. Spicy malt aroma. The flavor is caramel toffee from the malts with some counterbalancing hop bitterness but definitely more malty sweet than hoppy bitter. Ladies should like it.
reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains well but leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is light fruits and caramel. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a light hop bitterness. Nicely balanced flavors with a light to medium body and decent carbonation. A nicely done amber ale, even though it is a little too sweet.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by Dell, thanks
Appearance: Clear brown with a small off-white head, no lacing
Aroma and flavors of caramel, fruity with a dry finish
A nice beer