Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hitachino Nest – Classic Ale 5% (Wit/Weizen – Green Label)
Bottle at K’s Hostel, Kyoto. Cloudy amber – white head. Wheaty, fruity, coriander, spicy, orange, yeasty, licorice yeasty, Plain.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Shinjuku Isetan. Bright, lemony yellow color, with interesting depth. Slightly lighter than the usual. Lemony aroma, less fragrant than the regular, drier, with a bit of horse blanket and just a touch of banana. Tart, lemony flavor with barckground bananas and cloves. Slighty like a wit, with a slight lambic quality as well. Cedar taste comes through clearly without overpowering. Finish is quite bitter. Amazingly refreshing and very original. Great stuff, with pronounced barrel-aged character. Wish it was more widely available.