Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a nice white head that dissipated quickly. Caramel, wine, oak, red miso. Medium body. A lot of red miso umami and sweetness throughout. Pretty nice
floydian1 (1215) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl brown bottle. A clear dark ruby-brown beer with a loose rapidly dissipating tan head. Light aromas of sweet caramel malts and little else. Flavour is lightly roasted sweet malts with hints of dark fruits and very subtle miso soup. Softly carbonated with thin texture and light-medium body. Not as sweet as I was expecting. Rather lacks the wow factor given how expensive it is.
Diogène (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly oloudy dark copper. No head. Aroma is raisin bread, caramel, malt and herbs. Flavor is caramel, toasted malt, herbs, miso, seaweed, fruits and residual sugar. Light body with a slightly visquous mouthfeel.
GuideDogSaint (868) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster from a bottle at Jackie’s Beer Nest, Shanghai. Pours red brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt and berries. Sweet finish.
jinroh (805) - ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Seijo Ishii @ Nagoya station. Red miso lager - I wonder how this miso was used in the brewing process? It definitely pours a bit red, well, more like reddish brown to be exact. Hazy, foam with some brown notes, dissipating fast. Aroma is quite sweet, some alcohol, cookies and peach. When it gets warmer then aroma improves, there is something salty now, also sweet flowers. Taste sensation is strong at first but not so much when I try to elaborate. Fruity, malty - but not too sweet. Can I taste some umami? Somehow it doesn’t feel to be very balanced, a bit rough from the edges. Aftertaste is bitter and quite short. Hoppy and watery. Overall, interesting take and I salute for using local Japanese ingredients to make this beer more interesting. I do like the idea and concept - but I also think that it is possible to improve from here.
sulawang (745) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nosing: sweet caramel malts, a hint of red wine. Visual: pours light cola brown, decent foamy lasting head, good retention, sticky lacing, several active singular streams. Taste: root beer, toffee malts, caramel, barley malt, 6/10-sweetness, red miso depth. Palate: fizzy-crisp, medium bodied, low hopped bitterness, sweet caramel finish. Overall a good sweet dark lager with a mild miso twist; couldnt identify it as miso without knowing. B-.
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear, brown, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This lager is more bock like than I exepcted. Some sweet malt flavour, but the red miso did’nt jump out at me as much as I thought it would. Took me till nearly the end of the glass to really get its aroma and flavour, seemed a bit lost in the malt flavours. Burt overall a good, easy drinking beer from a micro in Japan.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not a huge fan of miso, but I really enjoyed this beer. Dark brown but quite clear, lively body, medium head. The nose was really quiet, I couldnt get much, some caramel and a gentle roast. Taste was brown bread, plums, raisins, and a gentle roastiness. There is a certain miso/beany flavour in the back but its very subtle. Palate medium and fairly effervescent. Surprisingly very nice!
skatanarchy (194) - - MAY 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
금범고래 브루어리 - 나고야 적된장 라거 6% ABV 무려 ’된장’이 첨가된 맥주. 산초에일과 마찬가지로 들이킨뒤 잠시 기다려야 살며시 된장의 비릿한 감칠맛이 돈다. 라벨에 새우튀김,우동, 그려져있다
정보 없이 마시면 여간해서는 된장의 맛을 알아차리기 힘들다. 오래 볶은 맥아를 사용한 하면 발효 다크라거 계열로,마일드& 커피의 맛과 향이 감도는 스타우트스런 맥주. 역시나 페어링하기 좋은 맥주로 라벨에 그려진 나고야 특산 먹거리들과 곁들이면 좋을지도
지비 특징중 하나기도 하지만 특수 재료가 첨가된 계열의 맥주들은 그 재료를 어떻게든 숨기려고 안간힘 쓰는 경향이 있다. 이런 맥주만 마시다보니 미국에서 마셨던 로그x모리모토 콜라보레이션 소바 에일의 충격이 그리워진다.