dj (567) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, brewed under license by Charles Wells. A yellow coloured pour with an average head. A musty aroma. A hoppy taste with a hint of rice. a very light bitter finish. Average carbonation. Boring.
Furseth (2082) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2006
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden colour, with a white foam. Aroma of citric,yeast, and malt, and fruitines.
Thin body with yeasty, malty mouth feeling. Thin and short bitter finish.
VVilliam (50) - USA - JUL 4, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Thin head, but nice yellow and almost green color. Very malty with a really strong finish. Strong sting on the way down, and a tad oily. Would perhaps drink again, but not buy.
omhper (23331) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Bottled (in Hong Kong, 5.5%)] Golden, average head. Striking aroma of green apples. Sweetish with concentrated juicy green apple flavour. No trace of adjuncts. The mouthfeel and flavour profile is strikingly clean, and it finishes completely without bitterness. Thankfully lacks the many off-flavours of the Carlsbergs and Heineken’s of teh world, making it a plausible choice of you want to quench your thirst without feeling any taste.
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 This is an overlooked lager. Maybe the bottles I’ve enjoyed are fresher, but I totally disagree with the other comments. This was crisp and no bad aftertaste.
jimpearson (2) - JAPAN - JUN 23, 2006 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ichiban Shibori tastes completely different from a bottle than from a can. You wouldn’t realise it’s the same beer. There is yeast in the bottle and the sell-by date is only 60 days from purchase so it’s basically a "living" beer I assume. Try it from a bottle (I bought at mini-stop convenience store). Not bad by the low standards of Japanese mass-market beer.
Padron4KM (798) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle.
Clear gold with a fizzy short lived head.
Smells of skunk piss and grain.
Metalic flavor, creamy body, slight bitter finish.
Tastes better with a shot of sake and some ahi tuna. On it’s own not so good
Haack (101) - Hornslet, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle. big white head with a clear gold color. Grainy hop aroma. Grainy taste. Corn? Rice? Flavor so light I really can’t tell. ever so slight bitter aftertaste. nothing repulsive, nothing great. Take it or leave it.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just below average beer in my mind. For a country that doesn’t sweaten any of its food, the two Japan beers I’ve had so far were a bit sweet. I just wasn’t impressed with this one and will stick to Saki when drinking imported Japanese alcohol. The sushi at the establishment I consumed this was quite good, though.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grain. Flavor is weak, malty, grainy, carbonated. Thin bodied, i expected worse.