KansaiBeerLvrs (1650) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
4%, 700 yen on tap at Ushitora. A perfectly clear deep yellow gold pour with just a film of foam on top. The taste is well balanced, wheat/oat flavors, then a bitter bite that acts as a combination palate cleanser & primer for the next sip. Really well done, flavorful, not overly sweet & well balanced. A very nice English bitter.
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Tenma BB. Nicely malty nose, light caramel, earth, grass, cherries, bread. Deep gold to light amber with a low head. Very bready, malty flavor but not sweet. Crackers, earthy, grassy hops. Very enjoyable and tasty.