highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My pick of three Minamishinshu beers at a Sydney gathering courtesy of Japanese beer ambassador, TimE. Bronze with a lasting head. Smells very sweet but to style - caramels, stewed fruits. Medium bodied and nicely creamy. All malt in the mouth, with minimal bitterness. Figs and toffees. Like the Apple Hop, it’s saved from being too sweet by a nice dry finish. A pretty good example of one of my least favourite styles. (Ratebeer Sydney Xmas gathering under the harbour bridge, 2009. Beer courtesy of TimE - thanks buddy.)
petewhitley (296) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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biirusaikou (293) - - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy plum, peach aromas. Caramel biscuit, red fruits, sour finish. Very pleasant fruity ale.
Westkyoto77 (341) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Fiery red-brown body, good aromas of fruit, malt and caramel. Delicate flavours of said fruit- raisins?- caramel and touch of brown sugar. Nicely balanced, excellent mouthfeel. This was really good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Shinshu Sake Mura. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is lightly spicy, fruity orange, bit yeasty too. Taste is good. Cinnamon and orange, pretty nice. Solid maltiness.
thebeertourist (4527) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Qbrick, Osaka. Pours hazy copper with no head. Good hoppy aroma followed by fruity caramel flavours. Some citrus. Very decent.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Rich in caramel malt and toffee. There’s a subtle hoppyness but low in bitterness in the mouthfeel. A slightly dry finish. A pretty good amber ale. (RateBeer Sydney Xmas Gathering 2009 - cheers TimE!)
omhper (18362) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned at Shinshu Osake Mura (Nagano Sake Village), Tokyo (5.5%). Hazy pale amber, small head. Light roasty malt together with grapefruity hops fight for attention. Slimmed with careful roasty malt, a bit of salt. Very mild and easy going, fairly low bitterness.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Griffon in Shibuya. Aroma: fruity, hoppy, with cherries. Fruity, malty flavor, with caramel. Nice, rounded malt. A bit fruity, with great balance. A bit too light, but interesting. Fruity, mild, complex. Very subtle but nicely done.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very drinkable amber. Nutty taste with a dry finish. Slight taste of copper and caramel. Worth a try.