Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not much aroma- maybe some dusty old hops, light caramel, mashed banana. Fairly high carbonation, creamy buzz. Citrus, mellow toffee. Doesn't exactly come together, but you can sense it's trying.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from an upscale Japanese supermarket in Iidabashi. Clear pale amber, white foam head. Nose is hoppy, something like Sorachi Ace. Little lychee, cereal grain malt, toasted grains, some metallic even though it was in a bottle. taste is light crisp clean beer, almost a lager but with fruity and grassy hop. Lychee, some citrous bitterness, green leafy dry hop on the tongue. Nice light but hoppy beer with some nice fruity hop.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the GJBF in Osaka 2014. A slightly opaque gold, thin filmy head. Rich bready malt nose. Soft mouthfeel, the flavor is kind of average but satisfying.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden-amber color, small steady white head. Harsh, malty aroma. Light-bodied, crisp carbonation. Pale malty, some English hoppyness. Clean malty flavor, although aroma was outputting.
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sugary sweet nose, light caramel, tinge of old citrus fruit, weeds. Light hazy orange/amber color. Sweet malt initial, a range of fruity notes, some citrus, mostly dull light stone fruit, a nit of hoppiness straining to get through. Thin-medium body. Okay. Has some definite fruity tang. Flavors are not developed very much.
petewhitley (353) - JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral, amber, cloudy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, medium body, sticky. This is an odd beer. Nearly odorless. Quite unappealing in appearance, looks as though dirt was in my bottle. Not distasteful, but a very homemade, again nearly "dirty" taste. Probably a good beer around the campfire or an otherwise natural setting. Seems out of place in my sterile apartment.
jinroh (494) - ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
350 ml bottle from Takashimaya @ Nagoya station. Aroma is... funny. I guess there is some malt, cardboard glue, raw potato. I would have expected a bit more hop character but it’s not really there. Taste is also... funny. There is some old grass, pear sweetness, finally ending up in a couple of bitter notes from hops. Perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste, although drinkable. Interesting experience, no regrets but not really sure if I want to repeat that again.
KyotoLefty (6832) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Light to medium amber color. Nose of caramel malt and some citrus hops. Ok caramel and toffee flavors, fruity, orange, some grassy hop. Not bad, but pretty lame, and again, \500? Yona Yona is half the price and much better.