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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Kyotos first local beer in 1995. It has a good aroma, and is crisp and rich. We have used our own Fushimi water, and Seishu sake yeast for a slight sake-like aroma in this mellow, pale-gold beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20553) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale yellow, brief head. Fruity/ricey nose. Sweetish with plenty of green apples and rice. Well rounded light body and a tingle of alcohol. While the rice may be quite nice the green apples are not.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at K’s Hostel, Kyoto. Cloudy golden - white head. Toasted, fruity, rice, sharpness, light sake taste, dryness, crispy. Plain - but a ok pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle (from Kyoto, sampled in Nagoya)
Hazy yellow color, medium-sized white head. Sweetish fruity and a bit grainy aroma. Light-bodied. Malty, rice-like grainy flavors. Spicey hoppyness. Clean, somewhat watery although has nice malt flavor with some hoppyness. Aftertaste has light citrus.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Golden color, small head. Malty, somewhat fruity aroma. Bad vegtable flavor, some corn and a rather weak finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (8139) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
At a beer tasting on JMune 5, 2010, thanks to deft!
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, apple taste. Sweet apple scent. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow color. Thin, light flavor of sake yeast, with a light fruitiness, mostly green apples. Dry finish from sake yeast. Light and slightly fruity, a bit of interest from the sake yeast, but not much to offer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
larsniclas (5882) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Canned. Thx deft. Hazy pale golden. Brief white head. Sweetish with boiled vegetables. Some sour vegetales in the flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ekstedt (5731) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2010
Can (33 cl), thanks deft. Shady golden, rich white head. Grainy malty with red berries. Dry with low bitterness. A bit sourish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Nisse666 (4707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
Lost my track through Japan beers, sorry 2010-06-05, thx to deft AP: golden body, white head, cs color, white head. ¨medum low bitternes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle, it poured a slightly opaque straw color with almost no head. My first impression from the aroma was a kind of sake sweetness which when I saw it listed on Untappd as a Japanese rice lager kind of made sense. The commercial description on ratebeer backs this up so it is definitely noticeable. At first I was kind of disappointed as I felt it had more of a sake than beer profile which wasn’t at all what I was expecting (the bottle was a gift and I started drinking it without knowing anything about the beer). At that point I’d have rated it as a 1 out of 5 but as I accepted it for what it is a beer with a kind of fruity sake taste it grew on me and boosted my rating to 3/5. It is interesting and something definitely made in Japan, worth a try. It is definitely not a bland lager. Looking at the ratings here I’d drink it bottled or on tap in Japan, I had no idea this was sold in cans. Maybe that is just for export...

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