buzzoven (376) - - SEP 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a style that i’m not crazy about, this one left me somewhat intrigued. It carries itself with a fairly hefty malty backbone and a strong sweet sugar presence. Not really something that i could drink multiple pints of...but it was enjoyable enough...and memorable.
biirusaikou (2245) - - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Beer Animal. Sweet malt and grassy hops, hints of fruit, not much else, thin body with a light bitter finish. Very average stuff, still at omiyage beer level...
willisread (2003) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bankan. Dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Grassy hop notes with some good malt balance on the nose with a touch of smoke. Grassy with some lightly sweet malts and and a touch of smoked bacon. Really interesting, and surprised to find a bit of smoke in there. Good lightly bitter, grassy, crisp finish.
KyotoLefty (8843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at the Craft Beer Festival in Ichinoseki, Iwate.
Red-orange color with a small head. Dusty, vegetal aroma. Light flavor; medicinal and grassy; not good at all. Bitter hop finish. Nothing much going for it. Maybe a bad batch?
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark amber color, thin head. Nose of light malt and fruit, wet impact, dry mouthfeel, thin finish. Decent malty amber ale.
TimE (4753) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber red color. No head, German malts. Sour malty nose. Sweet, malty caramel mouth with a bit of butterscotch. As chad said not bad.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet aroma, reddish-pink hazy appearance. Pear/apple, tart, with a bitter finish as Dan pointed out. Interesting and crisp, full-bodied. Not a bad effort.
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a Red Ale made with Amber & Crystal malts using an English Ale yeast. Nice Orange/Amber color with a rich malt scent. Starts sweet with the malts but has a bit of a tart snappy middle and a mild bitter follow. Quite tasty! Pamphlet mentions this won a Bronze Medal at the World Beer Cup in 1998 and an award at the Japan Beer Grand Prix