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Gotemba Kogen Pils

Gotemba Kogen Pils
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Brewed by Gotemba Kogen
Style: Pilsener
Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Dry and crisp, little bite of bitterness, bit of citrus maybe. Finish is grainy. Tastes a bit like sweets, tooty frooties. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2014
Can direct from the brewery via Rakuten, just 11 days old. 5.5% served in a pilsner glass. It pours a crystal clear light gold with a thick white fluffy space. Earthy, grassy, light noble hop aroma. Nice smooth moothfeel on a light body. The taste is a refreshing crisp grassy flavor with light bitterness & mild crackery malt notes. A surprisingly nice pilsner that hits all the right notes with a great finish, it’s very refreshing with bang on a proper pils profile without any one thing overshadowing another. An impressive start to this tameshi set! Then again I wasn’t expecting much...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (555) - - SEP 14, 2013
Sweet malt aroma. Honey cereals flavor, clean finish. Simple refreshing local pils, preferred the draft version the can one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This bubbly, crisp Pils relies on polished cereals and a lean mouthfeel to offer up a quenching experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty golden.
-Hoppiness is too mild for my liking in the style.
-The flavor profile is generic.
-Aroma is delicate, focusing on refined pils malts.

On tap at Goodbeer Faucets.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
Small white head. Clear amber body. No real aroma. Dryish-sweet mealy fruity taste. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel, kind of flat. Dryish empty resiny mealy aftertaste with fruity notes. Bland and flat. (0.25l draft at some restaurant in Sendai, Japan.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. More Bohemian than German, this is a lovely, soft perfumey pils. A bit of honey, lemon and grass with a soft bitterness. Low carbonation. All in all a well made beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
minihame2 (177) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2011
One litre can. Thin head that disappears quickly. Colour is clear and very light. Taste is quite neutral with light bitterness.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
worldbeertaste (1609) - AUSTRIA - AUG 13, 2011
Grass, malt, vomit smell. Light golden colour with white head. Full body, Dry. Hint of bile. Earthy, and malt. Carbonated. I can’t get past a feeling that I just threw up when I drink it. Bitter aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle at Hotel Tokyu Inn, Osaka - bought at Hakone National Park. Clear golden - white head. Toasted, grassy, sweetness, light crispy, white bread, hay, grainy, straw, nice light malty, light hoppy, light caramel/diacetyl notes, light citric, light fruity notes. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
Draught at the brewery. Pale, thin, in color with a fast-fading head. Sweet, malty aroma with butter. Rather light flavor—of malt and hops. Not particularly rich or satisfying but crisp and clean, light and refreshing with just a bit of fruit.


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