omhper (20330) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Theis (13985) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TBone (13254) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Golden color, small head. Malty, somewhat fruity aroma. Bad vegtable flavor, some corn and a rather weak finish.
gnoff (8051) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Canned. Thx deft.
Hazy pale golden. Brief white head.
Sweetish with boiled vegetables.
Some sour vegetales in the flavour.
ekstedt (5674) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can (33 cl), thanks deft. Shady golden, rich white head. Grainy malty with red berries. Dry with low bitterness. A bit sourish.
Nisse666 (4632) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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...