biirusaikou (2332) - - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Maltan. Thick muscat juice, solid malt base, notes of bitter hops, a bit too sweet and heavy on the finish. Not very impressive for the style.
willisread (2172) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Deep gold with a one-fingered pillowy head of foam that lingers. Grape, sweet bread, honey and caramel on the nose. Full-bodied on the palate and sweet. Malty finish with some light caramel apples. Too heavy and sweet.
Westkyoto77 (610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kuu no Hanare, Nagaoka-Kyo. Cloudy bright orange, snow White head. Muscat, grapefruit aromas. Light buttery mouthfeel. Rich and full flavours of fruit, some caramel. Citrus aftertaste lingers nicely. Pretty good.
shoulderbroken (3480) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Unfiltered version. Quite surprised as normally find Kisoji beers to be a bit on the dull side. Slightly cloudy golden amber, small white head. Aroma is grainy, nice fruitiness. Taste is less full on, light fruit, bit of sweetness, slight bitter finish. Possibly not exciting still, but tasted pretty good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmm, this was listed as a pale ale... 850 yen for 9oz at Grillman, Nagoya. 5% A deep yellow gold with a filmy layer of foam & a grapefruit/citrus aroma. The taste is a mix of fruitiness from the hops & a rough aggressive malt base. Not bad but more average than good.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Wachi. Deep gold to light amber, with a low, fine head. Marzen-like nose, malty, light caramel, with something like Muscat grapes, but it isn’t overwhelming at all. Flavor, though, is very sweet, with some grape and diacetyl, some caramel, or butterscotch. Far too sweet, so that one tires of it quickly.