Brewed by Hokusetsu Shuzo Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Sado-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottled exclusively for Nobu Restaurant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(11.2oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, herbs, dough, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, and grain with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Although this brewer is primarily known for their sake, they do make this one brew exclusively for the Nobu restaurants in New York and Tokyo. 500 ml bottle. Pale golden with a light red tint and a white head. Sweet caramel and pale malts with a noble hop spiciness. Flavour has a light fruitiness in addition to the sweet malt and hop spiciness. Crisp, clean, finish. A touch of tapioca like sweetness as well.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Labeled as an "ale" for Texas...awesome... Pours with a golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of sourness, lemon, acid, tires, and something else that I cannot read from my notes, but I don’t think it was "great!". Taste is grass, and bitter with orange peel. Fizzy and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, clear yellow color with tight foam, grainy sour lemon and wheat flavors, finish is lacking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5771) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Enjoyed two of these at Nobu London for GBP6 each. A glowing amber body with rocky head. Buttery and malty nose. Taste also of malts. Very smooth and creamy. Finish very subtle. Wonderful alongside the best sushi I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5729) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Deep copper coloured body with a dense tannish coloured head. Aroma of rice, roasted malt, nuts and some toffee and light caramalised sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour up front with some figs and nuts following soon behind. Aftertaste shows a light sweetness, a very faint hop flavour and very little else. Overall, not a horrible beer by any means, but nothing entirely special. Better than most japanese beers, but not a bad choice at the restaurant. I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from Nobu (downtown) in New York, New York on 09-December-2007, for $12.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. gold with a white head. syrup, sweet malts and not much else for the aromas. decent on teh palate with a syrupy sweet malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5095) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Medium golden color with malty caramel nose. Hops are very subtle. Very malty body with caramel with hops very subdued.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is clear, golden in color, with a light white head. The smell is corn, grains, sweet, and floral. The taste is malts, light roasty, grains.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of corn and grain as is the taste.

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