pianotu (65) - USA - AUG 17, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slight vinegary and lingering sour taste. Decent fragrance but lacks drinkability.
petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Westkyoto77 (336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Thought I had rated this, perhaps the new retro can design tricked me. Not too shabby for a macro. Nothing extraordinary on the nose or palate, but doesn't do too much wrong either. Rice, some sweet malt, and brown bread. Crisp enough finish. Well balanced, solid effort.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was not a fan of this, very bitter and rice flavored with a very carbonated yet light feel
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. I buy this at the convenient store, thinking, "Yeah, thatís one I havenít rated for some reason." Then I start worrying that I have and if so I donít want it. Well I havenít. Drank it several times I suppose over the years, but not in a few. Letís see how it goes. Malty nose with cereals and pretty nice hops--grass and citrus too. Nothing special, but ok start. Look ok, deep gold with a medium, fine head. Flavor is grainy and the adjuncts start kicking in, but there is rich malt flavor and still decent hops. A touch of lemon, decent bitterness. This is said to be hoppier and bitterer than the regular Kirin Lager, and it is. Definitely better. Actually, it might be the best of the adjunct beers made by the big 4 in Japan. Actually quite drinkable--something I would choose out of the cooler, though probably will never need to buy again.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Nice label. Clear golden color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is bitter lager.
futre7 (123) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had this in Tokyo. Was expecting Ichiban or the like but it isnít as flavourful. Lighter than Ichiban. Slight citrus and malt, a little frothy. Overall not bad , but not as good as many other Japanese lagers. The fact that it is 4.5 means more of these can be drunk with your Yakitori.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
4.5% gold colour with a very thin head, slightly sweet malt aroma, slightly sweet lager taste.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Fairly deep stinky hop, some grass, too. Clear pretty straw color, light creamy white head. Balanced initial, grass and mild hopping; mid gets a little bland and sweetish; final is smooth and lightly sweet. Thin-medium body. Not so bad, really. More full-flavored and full-bodied than Ichiban Shibori or the regular Kirin lager. Better than expected from a beer that contains rice, corn, and starch.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lot better than ratings would suggest. Decent bodied pils with a solid flowery grassy finish. Nothing amazing, but Iíll drink this over Super Dry any day of the week - it actually has a bit of character for a major.
meerbier (1374) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can@Hotel. Grainy, watery and boring yet better hopped than most lagers I encounter.