TBone (13367) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Devil’s Craft, Tokyo.
Golden color, small white head. Citrusy, orange peel aroma. Light-bodied. Citrus, lime peels, honeyish maltyness in the flavor. Simple and refreshing.
GenkiGonzo (485) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vivre supermarket. Cloudy straw colour, thin head. Very fresh lemon aroma. Nice bitter and refreshing taste. Fantastic summer drink.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Draft. 650 yen for a half-pint at Qbrick. 5% a clear straw gold pour with a mild lemon aroma. The taste is like a lemonade alcopop, a lemon lager for summer. Nice but not as smooth as it could be. Ok. -------- named Miyazaki no Minori Hyuganatsu part of the Miyazaki Agriculture Support Project. 5% Bottle from Aeon Mall Kyoto, 514 yen incl. tax. Another incredibly pale opaque star gold pour with a thick fizzy white head though this one seems to leave more lacing and foam behind. Tons of citrus hyuganatsu notes and a good dose of zest in the aroma. The mouthfeel is a bit rough, sharp carbonation. The taste is pretty pithy with lots of sour/bitter citrus quite a strong flavor. I think I like the aroma on the hyuganatsu more but the taste of the kinkan better. Still it is ok, though more of a fruit seltzer cocktail than a very beer like beverage.
Theis (14069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow, Kyoto. Cloudy yellow - white head. Zesty. Citrus. Fresh citrus fruit. Lime. Ok bitterness. Light malty. Light acid. Wheaty notes. OK.
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Qbrick. Lemony, zesty aroma. Very cloudy, light honey color. Heavy citrusy initial / mild bittering emerges in mid / finish is clean and refreshing. Thin, and a bit spritzy. Good. Light and flavorful. Would be wonderful in the summer.
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Straw yellow colour with a white head. Citrus aroma. Sweet citrus, malt flavour.
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at iBrew. Pale blonde, bit hazy, small white bubbly head. Aroma is light citrus. Lemon and bit of orange. Taste is nice, subtle citrus, orange and lemon, slight sourness, bit floury but just a hint. Nice and crisp. Bitter citrus finish. Very easy drinking. Maybe a touch thin, but definitely a thirst quencher.
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg, BeerFest Daisen, 23/09/11. Pale translucent haze like a wit. Some floral spiky hop taste, farmyard even, lime juice, ganja notes. Hops at last. Apparently some kind of crazy Japanese, lemon-like fruit. Really decent squeezed lemon notes, slight greenery, soapy lemon and lime taste flecked with biscuit. Late contender for Beer of The Festival, and a skilled blend of pith and hop. Too fizzy.
TimE (3638) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy white color. Sweet pugnant citrusy nose. Sweet mouth with lots of Mikan notes, but not balanced with enough acidity and should be a bit drier. Nice refreshing beer, but could use a bit of tweaking.
KyotoLefty (6999) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka, 2011.
Light, pale yellow color. Nice ciotrus aroma. Nice, fresh, taste, not sweet, good sour edge. Decent enough beery lager flavor backing up the fruit.