Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold colour (like a Bohemian pils). No real head, though. Slightly malt and oily, but only slightly so, like a very light Bohemian pils. Moderate body. Much softer than the regular Kirin Lager (which I just had). Maltiness dominates, but is not particularly well-extracted. Light grassy bitterness and continental hop undertones complement the malts. Not bitter enough to be a proper pilsner, but it has many of the same components. Decent.
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. Light yellow - white head. A very watery beer. Light malty, "vegetable", sweetness, some hop !?!! Not much of anything.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours pale yellow. Nose and mouth is skunk grass and mildew. Rated 2/8/2000
gunnfryd (14040) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle.Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, grass.Thin
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Bottled on 03OCT08. Gold color with a substantial white head. Aromas of honey and fruit. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is clean with some grassy hop. That touch of honey - flavor, not sweet - stays to the end. It is just a bit bitter in the finish. AB does a great job, just not very picky about which job, but this is a good thing.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didnít know what to expect from a Japanese pilsener, but apperantly nothing. Just a regular pilsener, like so so many others.
FatPhil (13568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
350ml can (Taiwan) - Brewed by Zhuhai, China - thanks LP!
Looks like an ordinary pale lager. The aroma, however, is a million miles from ordinary pale lager. If I were being charitable, Iíd call it spicy and cakey. Citrussy, so maybe like a dundee cake? However, if Iím not being charitable, itís horrifically fucked up. Alcohol is the only thing that I can actually isolate accurately. Palate unsurprisingly thin and fizzy. Taste is differently weird. Itís like how pale lager thrown on the sauna stones smells. Some lemon too, from the dundee cake. And some astringent metallic hop extract. "Ichiban" seems to mean "number one" in the sense that "number two" means "shit".
Tmoney99 (13330) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Party Source. Poured light amber with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a light bitter finish of short duration.
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber poured a clear piss yellow with a quickly dissapating white head. Aromas of light bread with a bit of corn.Palate was thin and watery. Flavors of... just a minute I think Iím starting to taste something, yes... its a bit of malt with a little sweetness.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Paired with sushi) Clear golden body with small white head. Aroma is light and sweet, some bread. Taste is light, sweet and watery. Minimal bitterness that's in the swallow. It's not bad, but it's certainly not worth seeking out.