willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Draft at Fall 2014 Keyaki in a North Island sampler. Clear goldenrod color with a small white head. Slight grain and grassy hop aromas present. Mainly grainy taste but a slight citrus flavor comes out as it comes up to room temperature. Refreshing and good mouthfeel. 2015 re-rate: On tap at BBNI. Clear gold with a perfect white head. Grassy aromas still present with some citrus and biscuit notes as well. Crisp and clean on the palate. Very fresh and refreshing. Good biscuit notes on the palate as well and highly drinkable. Creamy buttery finish. Really great in Hokkaido on tap!
GenkiGonzo (1069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Clear very pale straw, small head. Aroma has dry hops. Flavour has biscuity and grainy notes, almost buttery finish. Very drinkable.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora. Clear yellow - white head. Hay. Straw. Grainy. Light bitterness. Sulphor notes. Light fatness. Orange. Nice - high drinkability.
biirusaikou (2585) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma. Pear flavor, cereals. Can’t expect too much from a pilsner, still quite a smooth and refreshing one.
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Keyaki fest. Golden colour. Aroma is wheaty, not massive amount else, but decent. Taste is pretty good, wheaty, light hoppiness, good dry finish. Touch of fruit too, almost tropical. Apricot maybe. Pretty good. Getting more into pilsners I think.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella at a family Golden Week gathering. Golden colour, nice medium white ehad. Aroma: malt with fruitish hops, pleasant. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh with malt and fruity hips, light citrus in the finish. Nice bitterness!
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Qbrick. Light grassiness, cookies, flour. Golden straw color with a very creamy head. Rich, sweet malt, with some decent bittering. Thin-medium body. Solid pils. Maybe a touch too sweet.
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, a hint of citrus. Flavour is citrus, fruit, malt.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub, Sapporo. Clear golden with a creamy little head. Rather neutral malts aroma. Some toffee and balanced by just enough bitterness. A bit hard on the tongue. No lasting impression.
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub, Nov 2007.
Slightly amber color. Very fine, 2cm head. Looks great. Malty aroma with good hops and a bit of citrus. Very fruity, slightly buttery flavor. Some citrus. Good, full malt. Hops light but noticeable. Citrus fruit and hop finish, semi-dry. Very nice.