Westkyoto77 (334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Hub (where else?). Pleasantly surprised by this. Cloudy golden in colour, short-lived head. Nicely balanced hops and spices. Smooth mouthfeel, lingering hoppy bitterness. More American-style than I expected from true chain "British" pub, but really pretty solid.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Hub. Hell, if Jonno is gonna add these, then I’ll sure as hell rate ’em. Deep golden blonde with a thick, fine head. Nice citrus and metal hop nose, lemon, hay. Creamy flavor, sweet malts, wheat, citrus--sweet orange. A bit sweet, but with a dry finish. Full body. Smooth. Good bitterness. Very drinkable stuff.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Challenger and Northdown hops. faint honied, toffee malt driven nose. Medium bodied and fizzy. Caramel, lemon, orange peel and marmalade. Decent length. Nice piney hops on the finish from the Northdown.