bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Japanese equiv. of AB or Miller. Growing up in Japan, this beer gets high marks (for a macro) from me for mostly nostalgic reasons.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a crisp gold with a small white head that is short lived
Aroma is very faint but a slightly malt and sour note is apparent.
Crisp and, lightly carbonated. A little heavy for a light lager
LBarouf (114) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
650 ml bottle.
Aroma: flat, little floral notes and hay. Yeast, and alcohol (very lightly).
Appearance: crystal clear golden robe, with lofty white head which vanishes somewhat fast "a la" commercial beer.
Taste: Feels sweet with a hint of umami.
Palate: light body, thin and oily texture, lively with long astringent finish.
Overall: Bah... itís ok. I would not insult my guest by offering them that, nor my hosts by refusing it. I will not buy again thatís certain. No complexity in this one.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canít believe I havenít rated this one yet. Itís a good match for sushi, but not much else. Straw yellow pour, shrinking white head. Lots of corn in the flavor. Taste testing blindfolded, I hope I could distinguish this from a US macro.
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz bottle.Pours clear golden with a small white fast fading head.Slight aroma of malt and hops.There is a small amount of hops with some maltiness that is easy to drink but lacks flavor.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow with a white head. Light malty aroma. Flavor of rice and light malt with a sort of herby aftertaste. Not a pleasant beer.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 Cheap yellow gold pour with a flimsy white head. Unimpressive and unnatractive typical pilsner aroma. Rice and grassy hops in flavor. Sushi would be the best part of this meal...not so much the beer.
Weefannybaws (112) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Normally drinks taste better the more alcohol has been consumed; When tasting this beer, I had already consumed a fair amount. It had an aroma of lemons and farts. Taste of citrus and iron. Quite refreshing though. Would go well with crisps or nuts.
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. Golden colour. Extremely average lager. Nothing wrong with it. Sort of makes sense in a Japanese restaurant.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had it on tap at jolly gardner in putney, slightly fruity and easy to drink, not too gassy.