melush (2463) - 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 (971) - 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 (356) - 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 (963) - 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.
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very light grain on the nose. Tastes of cardboard and grass. Slightly sweet. Tastes like a typical Japanese macro swill but more expensive. Green bottle skunkiness as it warms. Not good.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear yellow with white head. Aroma is malt, cardboard and some grass. Taste is malty with a clean finish. OK.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty standard major brewer lager material. Worth swapping in place of a more common label, but hardly much more distinguishable.
deibito007 (2) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something distinguishable from the mass market japanese beers sold alongside it in the supermarket, tastes like Grolsch.
TBone (15634) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at restaurant, Osaka. Golden color, small steady white head. Sweet malty, a bit cardboardish aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. A harsh malty flavor. A bit papery taste with light fruity note. Quite typical macro beer.