maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from local Sake Marche. Light cardboard, cereal, grass, and some hopping in the nose. Light straw color, little head. Mild sweetish initial; mid has a bit of minor bittering; final goes to cardboard. Thin body. This may be marginally better than the regular Martens Pils (green label), but not by much
Strangebrewer (982) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. Poured clear gold with a thin white head. Grassy hop aroma. Light-medium body with a creamy texture, tinny finish. Flavour of pale malt, sweet, a bit grainy.
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Shiny pale yellow, thin head. Grassy, slightly sour aroma. Thin body, but carbonation pretty good. Flavours were fairly insipid. Metallic aftertaste means I probably won’t be back here.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3062) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
About a buck from Seiyu’s online shop. Served in my footed pilsner glass. It pours a clear incredibly light gold with a big soapy looking head of foam and leaves some patchy lacing behind. A bit of a rough skunky, slightly vegetal (cabbage?) aroma with some earthy notes and sweetness. Not terrible but just scraping by acceptable. Very light watery body with a sharp carbonation. The taste is sugary corn water with a bit of a bite to it. Kind of artificial. Again not truly horrible but it seems like some kind of industrial created in a lab kind of beer... I dub thee Frankenbeer.
petewhitley (398) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
grass, cereal, pale, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter. Smells like a rather nice, grassy/hoppy beer that’s gone a bit bad. Contrasts of mild sweetness and bitterness, but with a sharp, unnatural aftertaste that seems to have absorbed the flavor of the can it was packaged in. The kind of thing that would probably be fairly enjoyable if you could find it freshly on tap.