GenkiGonzo (337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Takase in Mojiko. Amber gold pour, small white head. Orange aroma, some malts. Flavour is dry with nice bread malts to balance the orange. A nice surprise with lunch.
Wombata (467) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Enibru.
Aroma: Light, dried orange, grain, yeast.
Flavor: Bitter dried orange and mikan, grain and yeast.
Comment: A bitter style amber lager. Good balance with firm bittering, unlike an amber ale. Aroma is maybe an 8 on this one.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp quencher shares mildly biscuity, toasted malts over light spicy hoppiness for a competent yet generic experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-This is quite fruity for a lager... which makes me wonder about their lagering practices…
-The finish needs more hop bitterness. As is, it is completely forgettable and doesn’t make you want to jump back for another sip.
-Smoother, more natural carbonation (this was very prickly) would have helped.
On tap at The 2nd Vine.
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Ji-Beer Festa in Hiroshima, 2012. Medium amber, clear. Nice fruity caramel nose. Subtle. Nothuge but good. Crackery, bready malts, with caramel flavors, sweet, but a dry finish. Really well done and balanced beer.