Westkyoto77 (621) - Kyoto, - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Lovely deep cherry red, with an off-white head. Very subtle and interesting. Starts off sweet, then with a rich middle, before finishing with a hoppy bitter finish. Sounds like a grab bag of flavours, but it comes together beautifully. Not half as sweet as other Japanese red ales I've had. Subtle, warming yet cleansing. Malt and berry fruit notes very satisfying.
varanid99 (1000) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Murky, deep red pour with a thin beige head. Huge caramel and nut aroma with a little floral note to it. Taste is more of that caramel, a slight fruitiness, little bit of bitterness. Pretty damn pleasant
biirusaikou (2479) - - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBM. Rich hoppy flavors of berries, toffee, dark malt, hint of spice. Nice red ale, one of their better brews.
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy reddish colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish.
jinroh (1104) - ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark amber, somewhat reddish as suggested by the name. Some nice foam, actually stays a bit, then comes down leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit skunky - in a sense that you can feel the hops but there seems to be not much to balance them out. Bit of fruitiness, bit of caramel, toffee. Taste reveals somewhat rough and edgy but nevertheless enjoyable hoppy beer. It is unpolished but I guess that’s part of the allure. Not bad and for 6% has enough to be pretty good.
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Popeye in Tokyo. Served in a shaker half pint glass. Beautiful eye of Jupiter red color with a minimal head. Floral hops on the nose along with some malt sweetness present. Initial taste is strongly malt and grain. Malt flavor does overpower the floral hops at the start, but the bitterness from the hops stands out on the finish. Caramel sweetness and creaminess also present on the palate.
GenDV138 (5748) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small glass on draft at Tadg’s. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, light toasty notes. Tastes of citrus, malt, toasty and floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red. Light head. Silent nose. A little booze, nice malt, some hops. Overall grain and light booziness.
GenkiGonzo (1035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 Draught at Bungalow. Rusty amber with off-white head. Great hoppy nose, some spice and fruit. Flavour has some malty caramel, quickly overtaken by big hop bitterness.
EdKing (2379) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle traded with TimE. Cloudy light brown reddish ale with a medium to large big foam slightly off white head. Nose has lots of fresh hop zing in it. Grapefruit citrous, lots of caramel, toffee, slight nuttiness, slight lactic creaminess, minerally. Taste is caramel, toffee, nutty tang, bitter hop, grapefruit citrous, and some earthier hop, ale fruity. Its good but maybe a little too much going on.