Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared during GBBF 2013 Day 4 - London. Big thanks to KyotoLefty. Pours clear amber with a light, white cream head. Nose of pine and bread - straight. Medium sweet flavor with notes of melon, pine and mild caramel. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Modest hop resins in the finish with more pine, faint caramel, bread. Tasty and nicely balanced if a bit simple.
Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can split at the GBBF, big thanks to Kyoto Lefty - you know that Scandinavian sounding fella! 16/08/13.
Chestnut brown with a thin head.
Nose is fruity, light hops, caramel, orange.
Taste comprises toffee, hops, bitter orange, toasted malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to KyotoLefty. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is orange sponge cake, light sweetness, faint citrus, toast and a hint of spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, brown bread, light spice, metallic and some bitterness towards the finish. Light-medium body and high carbonation. Ok, but not much going on.
biirusaikou (273) - - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral hoppy nose. Bitter citrus hops, caramel malt, bitter finish. Ok but fairly one-dimensional amber ale.
dnicolaescu (404) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team/KyotoLefty.
Colour: amber-red, clear.
Aroma: caramel, citrus, nutty.
Taste: caramel, citrus, light bitterness.
GenkiGonzo (64) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Asao liquor store. Slight hop on the nose, thin head and copper brown colour. Slight hop taste with some malt. Not bad amber.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity, toasted malty and crisp bitter. Light toffee, bitter and smooth fruity. Ends fruity and rich malty.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, mail order from the brewery. Nice amber malt aroma, caramel and chocolate with good American hops. Orange, grass, earth. Medium brown-orange with a low head. Mild flavor, orange, pine, caramel. Decent bitterness. Nice but not all that special. Really could be hoppier.
Westkyoto77 (331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sweet and slightly spicy nose. Taste of caramel, toasted malts, some fruit. Hops prominent to begin with then fade slightly. Not too far off Yona Yona, but distinct flavor all the same. Not too shabby.
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shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Shinshu Sake Mura. Dark amber colour with light golden creamy head. Aroma is slightly spicy, lots of malt, little bit of sweetness and some light citrus hop. Taste is salty caramel, slight hoppiness, fruity hints, strawberry maybe, biscuity finish with slight ginger taste. Quite interesting, and very easy to drink. Seems I like it more than everyone else.