biirusaikou (2332) - - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Keyaki 2014. Average lager with average apple juice... Quite light and unimpressive, more of a souvenir/gift beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4248) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A 500ml bottle picked up at Beer Keyaki for just 500 yen! A good price, served in a footed pilsner glass it pours a clear light gold with a thick foamy head that looks creamy and leaves nice lacing behind. The nose is more apple juice than apple. A zesty light body with a sharp carbonation, a touch watery. The taste is apple and then crackery light malts, well balanced but I’d prefer more apple flavor. This looks better than my apple lager homebrew but I think mine had a better mouthfeel and more apple flavor. Decent beer though. This one didn’t have any noticeable off flavors.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at 2012 GJBF Osaka. Cloudy, pastel gold, fine head. Nice apple nose, cider-like, not so complex but pleasant. Flavor is sweet, slightly buttery, apple, bready. Too much diacetyl.