IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - NOV 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden, slightly hazy, small white head. Mild sweet malts, hints of butterscotch & cigar tobacco. Slightly sweet with cheerios and a light grapefruit flavors. Subtle hops at the end that fade away too quick. Crisp bitter aftertaste. Not bad but at about $6.00 a bottle, one is enough for me.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought back from Japan and shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a clear, light amber with a small eggshell white head. Sweet malts and a medicinal note in the nose. Same with the flavor, which has a medicinal note throughout along with butter, malts, and what almost seems like booze. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Not bad because of the big malts, but seems off.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Light copper color, medium, foamy head. Malty, fruity, and spicy aroma, with citrus, caramel. Light, fruity flavor, lots of caramel. Some citrus. Gets decently hoppy and biter at the end, but not much for aroma hops. Tasty enough, but not really memorable. Rather bland. A fruity, rather sweet English pale ale that is reasonably well balanced and tasty, but not very memorable.