mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - 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.
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
lb4lb (2555) - 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 isn’t too bad. Not as good as it warms up, but if had cold this is pretty decent.
jkwalking05 (3939) - 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.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(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.
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!