Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Kölsch
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22999) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Clearpale golden, small head. Lightly fruity/grassy up front. Sweetish wth rounded edges . Mostly neutral, just lightly fruity and salty. Low-medium bitterness. Inoffensive and drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Can of "Gold". Hazy, dull gold, light apple nose, not a lot of maltiness. Dull, yeasty, kinda sour. Just a poorly made beer, unimpressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle in train going from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima. Clear golden – white head. White bread, fruity, hay, light sweetness, honey sweetness, light cardboard, light hoppy, grass, orange, light citric, light tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (13306) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Pleasant sweet fruity esters in the aroma. Pale, large frothy head. Slightly dry papery lagery taste, but not a pale lager per se. A bit watery palate. Slight breadiness. A bit papery in the finish. Another lager-gone-wrong experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Can as Kyoto Pale Ale, blue label. Chill haze golden color with good foam. Nose is canned corn, creamed corn. Taste is fairly clean, mild citrus, good body, low acid, big breadiness. Fairly drinkable, but I thought this was a pale ale as in hoppy beer, but turns out that this is just the pasteurized version of their Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:
A faultless Kölsch with a creamy mouthfeel, timid cereal flavors and crispy herbal hop bitterness will undoubtedly make a quenching pint, but this one recalls macro professionalism (and economy) from sip to sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the deep blond.
-Light fruitiness recalls honeyed apples.
-Carbonation is lively and lifts the subtle flavor profile.

On tap at the brewery restaurant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Fruity, with rather rich malt and a decent hop bitterness. Finish is dry, body and flavor rather light. Easy-drinking and enjoyable but not really exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2011
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, kyoto. Production date 15.07.11
Aroma has slightly sweet, a bit cornish malt. Flavour is also malty, grainy and sweet, but slightly stale and harsh. Has also some sake elements like footsweat and rice. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear pale amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Sweet, malty, sourish in aroma. Malty, sweet, sourish, bit yeasty in taste. Perfectly normal lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2013
399 yen from Suvaco. 5% nice clear gold color, thin effervescent white head. Classic kolsch look. Sweet bready malt aroma, minor grain notes and a hint of hops. Nice full bodied mouthfeel, a bit earthy flavor, slightly rough but a crisp light bitter finish. A pretty good kolsch which is perfect for this summer heat. Give it a shot this summer folks.

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