jinroh (942) - - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Takashimaya @ Nagoya station. Pours light yellow, looks a bit watery but has nice foam. Has some carbonation. Aroma has a bit of malts, feels fresh although there is a bit of cardboard too. Taste is crisp, bitter and spritzy. Not bad as a pilsener although it could use a more solid body.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Nagoya station. Aroma is a bit creamy, grassy hops, herbal. Taste is alright, crisp, little bit of sweetness, something a little strange. Got a macro feel to it, but it’s alright.
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (bought from Gifu)
Golden color, decent white head. "Green", hemp-like hoppyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Harsh hoppyness in the flavor. Hoppyness is quite "green", raw pellet like. Unbalanced German-type pils.
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose of corn starch, grain, and some minimal wet cardboard. Clear bright gold straw color. Sweetish malty initial, grass, and heavy bittering. Thin-medium body (a bit thick). Very hard bittering for a pils. Okay. Label touts its gold prize in the Japanese "International Beer Competition."
Westkyoto77 (588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured bright gold, rough tall head. Musky aromas of hay, corn and wet hops. Medium body, fine carbonation. Quite tart and bitter, but not unpleasant.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
400 yen from the Kintetsu department in Kusatsu. A nice clear straw gold pour with a thick fluffy head of foam that lingered & leaves lots of lacing behind. The aroma is grassy with a sharp noble hop bite. Light body, a bit rough mid-mouth but a very bitter finish. It is ok but the bitter finish is really ascerbic, not for me. It is ok but too bitter & not smooth enough for a pilsner. I prefer their miso beer.
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy bitter finish.
madquacker (1085) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sharp and tangy. Orange with a flat head. A dirty underlying flavor that is rather tart.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy yellow, smoot hwihte head. aroma is malty, flowery, dry. flavor is malty, flowery, slightly yeasty.
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dnese off white head. aroma: sweetness, fruits, grass, grains. Flavour: grains, grasss, bread. Thin bodied. Ends light bitter and bready. .