shoulderbroken (1998) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Refreshingly wheaty, bit fruity, touch of cream. Something herby. Alright
Westkyoto77 (519) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kyoto Ji-beer Festa. Poured a beautiful pale yellow, with a fairy-floss creamy white head. Fruity nose, some spice, citrus and coriander. Quite refreshing, though the sharpish aftertaste was a bit of a letdown. Not far off a decent Belgian witbier.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2028) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 It poured a cloudy golden white but the flavor is like a bitter beer. After reading the commercial description I can totally pick up on the yuzu & coriander. I guess the yuzu gives it that zest & it seems refreshing. It is interesting but I think it probably doesn’t resemble what they drank in ancient Egypt... worth a try though, decent. ----May 2014 Part of the 580 yen tasting set. On tap at Kizakura Kappa Country-----
A pale cloudy straw gold with a lingering filmy white head. An enticing strong coriander & wheat aroma. Med-light body with a smooth soft mouthfeel. The taste is somewhat ascerbic, mouth-puckering, sweet, fruity, spiciness from the wheat plus lots of coriander. Not bad.
Ernest (6215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (rated in Apr 2008).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of gum, coriander, pear-orange juice.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beer brewed by "Egyptian archaeologists and plant geneticists" at Kyoto and Waseda Universities. Golden pour. -1 for the non-existent head, +1 for the fine suspended sediment. Aroma of passionfruit nectar, fruity hops, coriander, caramel and some heavy ginger. Dry, sweet and slightly sour palate. Unlike anything I’ve tried before.
Tim Webb (229) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pretty much like Hoegaarden in one of its previous incarnations. Obvious coriander in equally obvious wheat.
omhper (19364) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, rich head. Citric coriander aroma. Mid-dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Light flavoured, yet very refreshing. Uncomplicated, but highly quaffable and pleasant.
KyotoLefty (6440) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Fruity witbier aroma with spices and big citrus. Retrained fruitiness, with a good underlying dryness and a dry finish. Clean, crisp wheat malt flavor that is not at all cloying. Good stuff. Very refreshing. Probably the best of their beers.
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with a short lived white head. Wheat, bright fruits, light malts, yuzu, and spices. Full, smooth body. Coriander, wheat, light malts, and a refreshing fruit quality. Nothing amazing, but easy to drink and refreshing. Has a slightly sour finish.