EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Tanakaya, Meijiro. Colour is unusual. Cloudy pink with yellowish tinge, thin white head. Nose musty fruit, raspberry, mushy strawberry, dryish yeast, earthy and mine rally. Taste is fizzy, soda water/tonic water, raspberry, musty fruit. Not great. Not much beer or ale character.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5% on tap at Beer Komachi. 650 yen for a glass. A deep orange with a pink tiny to it, somewhat grapefruit like. It has a soft raspberry aroma. The body is a bit rough. The taste is actually pretty good, some earthy maltiness, a solid dash of raspberry but I also get occasional notes of popcorn which detract from it a bit. A lingering sweet berry finish. Overall, pretty good but it needs some more tweaking.
GenkiGonzo (364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Copper colour, some lacing. Sour fruit aroma. The fruit doesn’t come through very strongly in the flavour, but well balanced between sweet and sour. Got better as it went on.
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Orange red colour, small white head, tiny bubbles. Aroma is raspberry, not much else but nice enough. Taste is raspberry not sweet but not that interesting. Nice though. Slight sharpness but not that sour. Spritzy and nice texture. Ok.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of those ho - hum style beers that turns on it’s head as you get through the pint. Soft tangy raspberry and cream nose. Very fruity and a tad non beer like, but the flavours work well in context. More tangy than funky with a short finish.
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Amber/copper color, towards reddish brown. Rather tall head. Fragrant raspberry aroma with a touch of malt in there too. Strong raspberry flavor, but neither oversweet nor overpowering. Decently sour. Refreshing, not syrupy. Very nice for the type, and not too sweet! Surprisingly good. Their red ale is the base, it seems. Slightly nutty, amber malt flavor at back.