shoulderbroken (1724) - Tokyo, - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Golden amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is lightly spicy, bit of caramel, grassy hops with a touch of citrus. Smells pretty nice. Taste is a bit disappointing, light caramel, small bitterness at the finish, but feels a bit thin. Little bit of fruit and some sweetness. Nice enough, but maybe not so interesting. Feel like it could be much nicer with a few little tweaks, mainly a bit more body.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can picked up at a souvenir shop on the way back from Shirahama. 5% roughly 350 yen, I had no idea it was brewed by Ise Kadoya! Very pale for a brown ale, a honey brown with q decent head. Served in a pint glass. Surprisingly hoppy though mild aroma of Saaz spice & grass/herbal notes. A thin-medium body with some brown ale sweet & nutty character followed by a sour citrusy finish which then has some malt notes popping up again. It is Good enough but not amazing, try it if you see it but you don’t need to seek it out I think.
HKAndy (15) - JAPAN - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Michael’s on Kita-Shirakawa in Kyoto. Very nice and light. Kind of surprising for a brown ale. Perfect for the hot weather right. Nice sweet ending. It is nothing really exceptional, but it is very enjoyable (and quite inexpensive).
Westkyoto77 (444) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Dark amber body, thin head. Fruity, spicy nose, faint hops. Medium to lively carbonation. Palate a tad thin, but some flavours of molasses, malt and salty hops combine nicely. Nothing outstanding, but not too offensive.
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faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lata. Clear amber colour, medium white ehad. Sweet caramel malty aroma with some fruity citrus to it. Good mouthfeel. Sweet toasty malty caramel fruitish hoppy flavour with some citrus in the finish.
GenkiGonzo (136) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from next to Shirahama station. No idea what to expect. Great hop and citrus on the nose and the hops stay around long enough for a good session beer.
maekchu (1777) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Thanks, Alexis. Sweetish and fruity, peaches and ripe apples. Yellow-copper. Sourish initial/ mid is malty with caramel and solid hopping and some metallic notes; finish fades a bit quickly. Very clean and crisp. Good body. I think the citrusy hopping is what saves this brew. It’s a contract number from Ise Kadoya, who certainly know their way around a brew house.
minihame2 (166) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a nice white and foamy head. Great hoppy aroma with some pine in it. Light body, it’s a little bit watery with light carbonation. Taste is mostly hops with some floral/grassy components in it. All in all, pretty good, easy-to-drink beer.
jonas (5485) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fascinating aroma: light citric, earthy, berries, salty Unami?
Amber, off-white ring.
Medium to light body.
Exits like a light pale ale.
Still not sure I got that aroma, very intriguing.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a big white head. Grassy hops, light sweet malts, and some lemon in the aroma. Flavor is nice, but is this really a brown? The grassy hops are very present. Lightly citrus, some sweet malting in the back. A bit simple and one-sided with the grass being the major feature here. Still, very nice and pretty easy to drink. I would actually buy this more often if I could find it around me.