KansaiBeerLvrs (1592) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Eni-bru as part of their sampler set. 5% A dark reddish brown that does evoke maple syrup. The aroma is a kind of earthy clay with a bit of maple & cinnamon - kind of weird. Medium bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel, a bit velvety. The taste keeps that odd clay quality & adds sweet caramel, maple & the slightest of cinnamon in the finish. Similar to drinking a watered down maple syrup... This beer is a miss for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uber sweet, lots of maple syrup. Reasonable body for 5%. Almost flat, mild carbonation. Strangely enjoyable - though half a pint was enough.
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Light, thin amber-brown color with a thin head. Spicy, sweet aroma with cinnamon, maple, cookies. A very rich and pleasant dessert aroma. Very sweet and spicy flavor, tons of Maple and Cinnamon! Some fruit, but overwhelming cinnamon, including a gritty bitter spice finish. Some of that seems to be hops as well. It is very sweet. Well done and flavorful with a bit of complexity, though not my style.