KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the cask at Higobashi. Cloudy light brown with lace. Malty nose, caramel, a little butter, fruity—not clearly ume. Fruity, sweet, tangy flavor with a bitter finish. Nice ume tang, but there could be more. If I wasn’t told it was ume, I might not have guessed. Too much diacetyl as well. Nice hop finish, though almost no hop nose or flavor. Quite sweet. Needs a bit of tweaking to bring out the sour ume flavors more.