Wombata (472) - Kobe, - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very floral and perfumed hop with undertones of earthy German hops. Lightly roasted grain, orange peel and pear.
Flavor: Light-medium roasted grain, orange, orange peel and spice. Finishes with earthy, grainy flavors and drying bitterness in the back of the throat.
Palate: Has more body than the standard Kirin lager. Starts smooth and then turns dry on the finish.
Comment: Sold at 7-11 convenience stores. A class above the usual commercial Japanese lager.
Nie (11) - - APR 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured in tumbler. Smells of wet hay, almost mildew, not a fan of the aroma here. Very hoppy up front, hay and pine, slightly bitter. Giving a few more taste points as I didn’t realize it was at 6%, this drinks like a session beer. I appreciated the hops more as I drank it but overall not a fan.
BuckeyeBoy (3171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little stub bottle. Pours out a dark straw topped with a small head. Nose is lots of malts grain grass and wheat. Taste is sweet malt corn and some metalic after taste.
GenDV138 (2751) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle with a peel off cap from FamilyMart. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, corn, light skunky note. Tastes of wheat, citrus, floral and bitter notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
sunevdj (3353) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear cold en with a white head. Dry with a light bitterness. Some aromas of grassy hops with notes of pilsener malts.medium bodied. Mediumto soft carbonation. Dry finish.
yenbeer (104) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delicious and refreshing when served cold. Run for the exits to avoid the stick of this one once it warms.
JohnCook101 (391) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber, medium white head that settles quickly. Malty and slightly floral aroma. Light sweetness, a little pine, floral notes, light bitter finish. Decent for a lager.
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 02/2015. Poured a crystal clear amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar and laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma strongly malt and with slightly sweetness. Taste slightly bitter with a hint of malt and was a bit skunky; becomes more malty as warms. Light body. Smooth, crisp, light with a tart bitterness on the finish. One to drink cold and fast before it warms. Brought back from Japan by daughter Chrissie.
TBone (13539) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color, small steady white head. Sweet malty, perfumic aroma. Medium-bodied. Malty with some alcohol. Light bitterness. Clean and certainly decent pale lager from Kirin.
Sledutah (5654) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stubby bottle picked up the hotel in Tokyo
Clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma is skunky, sweet malts and corn. Tastes is malty, corn, cereal, bitter with a dry finish
Not very good, harsh flavors
czlowiekwiadro (326) - POLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
ładny, chmielowy, ziołowy zapach. dość porządna piana, złoty, przejrzysty kolor. w smaku pełne, ale z wyraźną ziołową, łodygową goryczką. jedno z fajniejszych piw szeroko dostępnych w japonii