shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Server Land. Lots of hops, big bitterness, citrus, and resin, grapefruit. Not so much maltiness, but asserts itself a bit more further down with a bit of sweetness. Good stuff though. Second time really got the maltiness, more points.
maekchu (1943) - 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 (6145) - 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.