omhper (18362) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy straw colour, rich head. Grassy nose. Dry and soft with light body. More soft and edgeless than crisp, so in combnation with low hop rate it apears more as a dry helles. Finishes with fairly low bitterness.
Theis (12156) - 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.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Captivating grassy hops branch out into a long, spicy, herbal finish, whilst honeyed cereals and hay sculpt an impressively healthy mouthfeel. Another high quality lager from Fujizakura!
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the clear pale golden.
-Some citrusy fruitiness roams within.
-The nose is hoppier and hoppier every time I smell it; it was served a little colder than it should have been...
-Balanced, flavorful, drinkable, well structured; what more do you want from a Pilsener?
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 Sparkling, clear, pilsener. Fragrant with hops and decent malt character as well. Some fruit, citrus. Good balance and tons of hops from nose to finish. Probably the best pilsener in Japan. Easy to drink and you never tire of it.
TimE (2804) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Horrible sour nose, sour malty body. I am thinking this is going no where. Then a wonderful well balanced fruity hopped finish with some bitterness. Odd beer.
jonno (2014) - 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.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a white head. Crisp hop aroma and light malts. Light grassy hops, fruits, light citrus, and malts in the back of this beer. Refreshing and easy to drink. Tasty.
AndySnow (1814) - 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.
shoulderbroken (1507) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (916) - 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.