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Brewed by Fujikankokaihatsu Co. / Sylvans Restaurant
Style: Pilsener
Kawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi-ken, Japan

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
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. 35pts 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2014. Fine grainy, grassy, and lightly stinky nose. Clear peach juice color. Big grass right away, Saaz-strong flavors in mid palate, along with some malt sweetness. Smooth and lightly lemony. Very crisp and clean. Solid pils.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 12, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2380) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnashville (4) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
A bit of an interesting take on a pilsner. A nose of grassy hops and slight tropical fruit. Brilliant gold, slightly hazy body looks inviting, and comes through with some peach, earthy hops and a pleasantly crisp finish. Nice to see a beer like this from Japan. Good. Thanks to KansaiBeerLvrs for the bottle.


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