Swarzbeer (43) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottled, light, no aroma, very little taste, balanced, but not much of a beer
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle brewed by license here in Australia, which is a bit disappointing. Light aroma of rice with a bit of hop to it. Gold body with white head. Easy drinking lager really, slightly skunky if it gets a bit warmer. Dry finish, bit of hops present, but nothing to write home about.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Pours clear gold with a thin white head. The aroma is on the sweet side with little if any hops. The flavor is sweet as well with not much effort at having much in the way of hops to balance out the finish. I find this to be the case with most of these Japanese Macrobreweries. Lots of sweet with very little bitter to the finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3654) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle/draft. Just a simple beer, nothing special. Kirin is not my favorite Japanese beer but I do prefer the Kirin Lager to the Ichiban variety.
POD (198) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Free bottle. Poured golder with reasonable white head. Not much aroma... perhaps slight hops. Flavor was malt beer. Mouthfeel was cold and full of carbonation. Light hop and malt aftertaste. I found nothing offensive in this lager. Likewise, nothing memorable. It was just pretty okay.
Borup (10174) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of rice, malt and hops.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This being my fist attempt at Japanese beer wasn’t a total disappointment. Not a bad color when hitting the glass, but the head disappated quite rapidly. The taste was somewhat sweet but I have no idea sweet of what. If I was in Japan, I would now know one beer to order.
jonno (2409) - JAPAN - DEC 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 My beer of choice when it comes to the japanesemacrobrewries...has that little something extra that makes it that bit smoother and refreshing
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
May have elevated my rating because this went spectacular with squid sushi. Very average but will order whenever Japanese is served.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another pale lager that is very Japanese. Still better than american beers but very light without a great deal flavour. I could take it or leave it but it wasn’t really memorable.