WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle @ Nobu San Diego, great food, beer not so good. Poured gold with a 2 finger bright white head. Nose was dead. Taste was eh.
jkwalking05 (3076) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of corn and grain as is the taste.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a murky gold with white head. Aroma is very malty with strong, sweet fruit. Flavor has a nice malty sharpness, some faint fruit and a bit grainy. Mouth feel is kinda watery but decent. Overall, it is an interesting beer to me and I kinda liked it, easy drinking as well.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with no real finish.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nobu in NYC. Pours a cloudy light coppery orange with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of fruit, malty notes and bread dough. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium attractive gold. Small white head. Smell is pleasant sweet honey like malt. Taste is similar honey like sweetness, followed by a finish of noticeable tart hop bitterness. A bit sweet at times, but for a pale lager, this isnít too bad. Not as good as it warms up, but if had cold this is pretty decent.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
i saw this on the menu at nobu last week. however it is called nobu special reserve STOUT. which was even more interesting because this isnt what any of us would consider a stout. first off the color is a light amber golden color, definately not the dark color you would associate with a stout. little to no nose of metallic rustiness. mouth was dominant in crisp malt character and more sweetness that pushes rice characters. i guess this is the only place in the world you can get this brew....but its not a stout by american standards...maybe the japanese think it is??
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light brown, good carbonation. Aroma has some toasted bread to it but the flavor is whatís interesting - itís dark spices wrapped in with a bit of citrus twang. The finish fades with malt and more spices. I think this is probably the best Japanese beer Iíve ever had. It may rank low in itís category, but itís worth seeking out and giving a try.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
11-18-07 bottle. Skunky musty metallic smell with a taste that is just about the same. Clear yellow urine colored. I would rather drink a Bud Light - sue me!
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is pretty faint, but absent of skunk with some sourdough bread, corn kernals, and breadcrust. Tastes pretty flavorful with a good toast flavor and earthy grassy pilsner malt. Finishes grassy and subtly bitter with a drying effect that’s pretty welcome after the bread flavors. Medium-light bodied and certainly packing more flavor than any industro-lager out there. Pretty good but overpriced as hell!