gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Marked 13 08 17.
Hazy pale golden color, off-white head. Sweet, apple, vegetable scent. Sweet, cream, floral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Grainy, sugary, vegetable aftertaste.
Nisse666 (3776) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought and shared by Ingo cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg
AR: hops, lemon
AP: hazy golden, wee head
F: fizzy, watery, wee sugary, wee almond
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of ingo. Shady pale golden, large white head. Bready malt aroma, slightly fruity, herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1342) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the introductory tameshi set on rakuten. Another solidly made beer from Fujizakura. Clear gold, thin head, light body with a grassy earthy flavor from the hops/malts & a crisp mildly bitter finish. A solid pils but it’s not my favorite style. Like all of their core line very well executed. If you want a light beer in Japan this is much better than the macrobrews. Rated from memory, I’ll grab another soon & re-rate it.
biirusaikou (422) - - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bread nose. Malt, bready biscuit, some peach, clean finish. Very smooth and enjoyable local pils, brewed using Mount Fuji’s water.
shoulderbroken (1723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Shibuya Beer Terminal Festival. Light golden colour, small white bubbly head. Aroma is lots of wheat, flour, bread. Taste is nice, wheaty, crisp, slight citrus hop finish. Solid.
AndySnow (2475) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of hops, malt. Flavour is fruity, citrus, malt.
Wombata (358) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Aroma: floral, corn, note of lemon, grainy malt
Flavor: floral, light lemon, grainy malt and slightly earthy hops followed by understated bitterness on the finish.
Comment: the initial flavors are preceded by lively carbonation after which the balanced bittering and grain malt take over. A gentle but not bland pils with some character. I had to raise the palate score to a 4 for it’s overall balance.
Later Tasting: 37-38
Aroma: earthy, grain, light lemon
Flavor: sweet pear, grainy malt initially and finishes with some burnt grain and a good, long bitter finish.
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Watering Hole. Clear yellow - white head. Hay. Sulphor. White bread. Grassy. Clean. Light malty. Light bitterness. Clean fine pilsner - Pleasant.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The ugly ducking of the family? The Weiss/Rauch are world class, this is little more than passable. Like a better crafted premium lager. Soft hopping, clean, a tiny bit skunky (not in a C hop good way though) with a a soft bitter finish. Drinkable certainly, but this brewery is capable of MUCH more.