KyotoLefty (5572) - 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.
MartinT (7307) - 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.
Wombata (350) - 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 itís 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.
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.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, 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.
shoulderbroken (1501) - 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.
Theis (12131) - 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.
biirusaikou (273) - - 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 Fujiís water.
AndySnow (1774) - 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.
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.