maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Qbrick. Yeast, some good choco, and light roast in the nose. Translucent brown. A lot of sharpness in the initial, coffee, and considerable metallic notes. Light body. But a bit too light in flavor and mouthfeel. Any hopping is hushed up by the yeast. Okay
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Tanabata Beer Festival 2013. Pretty dark brown color with a low head. Caramel, chocolate, grass nose. Nice bitter hops following rich caramel malt. Maybe even a bit too bitter, but pretty nice stuff.