Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Amri Ramen abd Bar, Kanazawa. Pours amber with small white head. Caramel, malty, toasted, bit nutty, salty. Sweet. Light to medium bodied.
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really and truly elite beer, a rarity in Japan thus far for me. Perfectly nutty grainy malt bill with a nice crisp lively hoppy finish dominated by citrus. I could drink this all day but the flavors are still very expressive and developed. A cut above anything I can remember trying in this style back home.
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Lots of butter popcorn and fruit but very malty. I think it is well made but wish there was more hops and had more body. Not my favorite
Wifeofalcoholic (6) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very very Clean finish. You can pound in the summer. A bit too malty for a Pilsner :(
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBM Koenji. Hazy amber with a modest off-white head. Huge malt aromas with caramel, toffee and a slight bubblegum presence on the nose. Taste is more of the same. Sweet with a hint of saltiness. Great breadiness and sweetness with the hops taking a backseat to the malt. Really cool lager.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at JBC. Nice. Salt, caramel, high on malt. Aroma is kind of earthy. Brown bread. Good stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the GJBF as the Okunoto Legend Lager. 5% a lovely amber lager. These guys are lager experts. A crystal clear glowing amber brown. Bready malts, good caramel. The taste is luscious and sweet, bready light malts. Deliciously light malts. Subtle goodness.
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Toasted malts and a bit nutty. Clear gold with a beige head. Toasted malts and malts with a light nutty flavour as well.
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to tulip
I get soy and caramel. Reddish amber, nice effervescence with a thin creamy white head. The taste is wheat, limestone, a little citrus, and hoppy.
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Qbrick. Extremely fruity nose, plums, and wine-like note. Very dark straw, near amber color. Some umami hits immediately, morphs into fishy flavors, and then a nicely bitter finish. Very nice. Just a touch of harshness. Very full-bodied stuff, with mature flavors. Ale-like, really.