Ernest (5605) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rated Apr 2008.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), trace hops (herbs), with a note of DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
BrennanF. (5) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear and golden, with a thick, foamy head. The smell reminds me a little of Olde English (yes, the malt liquor – I’ve had my share) or maybe a Cream Ale, like Genesee. I can taste some mild fruitiness, and perhaps a slight funk. This beer left me kind of burpy, more than the others. Is there a technical term for that? It was also kind of sickly sweet and mildly cloying.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the can.
An all-malt beer made with only Japanese ingredients. Hmmm, is that supposed to make it better???
Sweet, fragrant aroma, very malty. Fruity, cherries with a sweet rich malt character. Rich, but a bit too sweet. Hops lacking. Nice enough, though, and a good break from “dry.” Better than your usual large-maker’s Japanese beer.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
canned. better than most of the other canned 5.5% lagers ive tried here in japan lately. golden, a decent amount of nitterness with lightly grassy notes, clean and not too industrial
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This premium lager pours a light gold color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and cereal. Medium bodied lager. The malts are fruity, sweet with a noticeable amount of cereal. The hops are slightly spicy. Nice balance. No off flavors. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
douglas88 (4458) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another can from Garrett. Pours a light and clear gold with a small white head. The aroma is mostly corn and malt. The taste was a good surprise; a sweet and light malty body with some corn and grasses and perhaps some sweet candy thrown in. Smooth and not bad at all.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some malty body, but rather watery and with a metallic finish. Not very premium if you ask me!
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can: Gold, coppery. Nose of light malt, subtle husk and lightly acidic hops. The flavor is strong and acidic. Lots of char, husk, clean, but not great.