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   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottled exclusively for Nobu Restaurant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From a bottle poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with no real finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6228) - 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 10/20
mar (5011) - 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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5062) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4012) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear gold pour. Smell is light grainy aroma. Taste is dry and sweet that reminds me of picking rice back in old country.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
better than most japanese pale lagers, a little more of a distinctive taste. had this one at the nobu in miami beach. went well with the suishi as a light colored and bodied beer. a one and done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2007
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 isn’t too bad. Not as good as it warms up, but if had cold this is pretty decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - 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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