rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Fairly good head retention and lacing with the head hanging around for awhile.
Aroma of cooked vegetables and some corn. There is really a lot of DMS here and I’m not sure if it is intended or not. Some caramel and grassy hops are buried in the background.
The flavor thankfully has less in the way of DMS but does bring along an odd, sour tartness that really detracts from the flavor. Some toffee and bready malt along with hay in the background but again I feel like there are too many off-flavors up front. Pretty watery mouthfeel but that is not out of line with a beer that is only 4.5%
Overall, I’m not really impressed. If this was cleaned up a little it could really shine.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Lucky Bucket. Pours a clear orangish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Caramel, sweet malty, a bit chewy, burnt bready aroma. A bit grainy, cardboard (not in an oxidized manner), caramel flavor. Kind of strange but ok.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Malty, caramel, very grassy, sour cabbage notes too. Very pretty russet/amber color. Light caramel, some sour tang and roughness in mid, and nice hop tinges in final. Thin body. Okay. Extremely grassy and full of flavor. A lager that goes a bit too far, maybe. The sourness kinds of detracts from the overall experience.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2867) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I agree with Scott, I don’t get why the rating is so low... maybe they had it on tap??? Anyways, I like these guys, solid everyday beers at reasonable prices. About 400 yen, 4.5% bottle from Rakuten. It’s a lovely amber gold color, thick head and a mildly fruity aroma. Great flavor! The malts are balanced by some fruitiness and a dry finish. A beer that shows what a lager should be. I liked it. For a lager it is quite good.
Scottmc21 (5) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer! I don’t know how there can be such a low rating for this beer. I think it is great!
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma is grass and bready malt. Flavor is the same with some orange citrus notes. Thin, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jjgmd (1642) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a golden color with a large head. Nose is metallic and grainy. Taste is flat, tasteless and outright undrinkable. A selection from a craft club, unfinisihable.
zgaier (1568) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear copper with a white head and metallic, grainy aroma. Taste is of grains and light malt, while watery and quite flavorless overall, pass
AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Amber colour with a small white head. Malty fruit aroma. Flavour is fruity, citrus.
AndyW68 (1201) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
No. Now I need 73 more letters. Clear orange. Funky aroma. Bitter funky taste. Will not buy again.