Iznogud (2399) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 500 ml at Red Hill Bar, Takayama. Pours golden, white head. Malty, grainy, sweetish with light bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. Had worse.
pictoman (926) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL bottle pour from Neon Forest Museum Bar in Kyoto. Light golden yellow with white head. Cereal malt, light hops, a little corn and skunk.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at Haneda. Golden, big head, has pale malt and mellow hop on the nose, similar palate. Good, balanced, sweetish macrobrew.
hawthorne00 (3464) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, very cold. Yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is grainy, but it’s a bit bready without being immensely sweet. Has enough body to stand up to Japanese pub grub without seeming too thin but really doesn’t do much of itself. Some bitterness at the end. OK.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap in Kyoto. Clear golden color with good foam. Nose is lighter citrus, cereal grain, white sugar. Flavor has solid bitterness, citrus peel, some grain, some sugar. Denser body, some sourdough, some sweet bread, pretty solid all around. Impressive.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap / Tirador.
@ 7 Days Brew, Nagoya, Japon.
A: Golden / Dorado.
T/S: Malt, sweet / Malta, dulce.
Cantabrian (989) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Honestly, I cannot see much of a difference on these Japanese pale lagers with different labels. Tastes and looks and smells like the vast majority of dry beers from Japan. A different look for a different niche, but with the same content in the bottle. This one has a particular late bitterness, rather metallic, which is nothing to be excited about. And it lacks the qilin on the label, making it even more boring.
mrjez (441) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
L: it pours nicely, a clear pale gold with carbonation and a white fluffy finger that sticks around.
S: nothing much, rice, cereal, light
T: bland, inoffensive lager, nothing stands out.
F: light and easy drinking.
O: totally forgettable, just works as a means to have a beer with food or a quick refresher.
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Wet hop
Appearance: Thick yellow colour and creamy head
Taste: Just malts
Palate: Light body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, and short bitter finish
Overall: Draft at the Beer Pub Camden in Tokyo. Balanced, but not special at all
GenkiGonzo (1035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Ikura-san’s. Pale gold with good lacing. Grainy aroma, very light. Not much hops, but fine on a hot, humid day.