Wombata (350) - 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.
dfearnley (568) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straight from the bottle.
Hops and malts, but not very distinct. A little skunky, lots of bread, and wheat. A pretty standard macro lager with a bit more hops.
Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - From bottle - Pale malts and some mild earthy grassy hops. Clear gold with small white head. Big dark malt and bitterness with some fruit esters. Very odd, almost a medicinal liquorice flavor .
petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, I really thought this was going to be a stout. Aroma is very sweet with some caramel. Body is golden and clear, white head. Taste is weak, even weaker than regular Japanese beers. I would not recommend this one.
Westkyoto77 (336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a pull top. This was pretty nice. Had a good strong nose of fragrant hops. Nice malty depth, with notes of fresh fruit and bitter toffee. Restrained carbonation. Good train drinking, rewarding yourself at the end of the day (like they tell you to do on the bottle).
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faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella. big mouth (reminds me of my days in the US with "Mickeys" brewskies. Clear golden with a medium head. Malty caramel and hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has a good maltiness with ok hoppiness, some caramel, medium bitterness.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Boat from Noashima to Uno. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty. Some fresh hops. Light bitterness. Hay. Bread. Egg. OK light floral. Pleasant, but a bit simple.
worldbeertaste (1365) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium to light orange with a lacy white lasting sticky head. Smells of hops and yeast with a slight weirdness from the pasturisation maybe like grass or chemical. Some bread. Sort of stale. Thin watery body but the carbonation is very soft. Taste of malt and bread, dough and lemon with a soft hop bitterness. Its nice but has a strange grass staleness that though drinkable, I couldn’t drink much of it.
jdjuice (294) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly pretty decent! I was expecting to be taken advantage again with the old ’super premium limited edition but same taste’ trick, but this is actually a significantly different beer! A pretty strong hop character and nicely refeeshing maltiness make for a nice balance. The hops themselves could maybe be a bit more rounded out as theyre a bit harsh, but all in all a decent beer! Hurray!