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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- 500mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Well crafted beer, that is very enjoyable to drink.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5770) - 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 Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5092) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2006
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??

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This beer is brewed exclusively for Nobu Restaurant so its very hard to find. I drank it at the Nobu in Las Vegas. It pours a medium gold with a white head that doesnít last long and no lacing. The smell is very unique, it is hoppy with accents of butter and a couple other things I could never put my foot on. It tastes light throught nothing really ever hits you, some grass and hops. Nobu food is great, beer not really, but its cool to drink something so rare.

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