visionthing (4736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Leffe Craft Beer & Diner, Nagano. Clear amber with a small, off-white head. Fairly malty and caramelly aroma with mild hoppy notes, and hints of spices. Medium sweet, rather mild flavours and a modest bitterness. Easy to drink and fairly enjoyable.
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fall Keyaki 2015. Deep amber with a soapy white head. Nice malty nose with some light citrus and toffee. Well-balanced with light citrus hop character. Dry and crisp finish with some bitterness.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4467) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having just had the Aso Amber I figured now was a good time to crack open this can of Oh! La! Ho! Amber Ale I got from Taniguchi. 4.5% Much nicer looking it is a deep reddish Amber with a huge bed head of foam that lingers & leaves great lacing behind. The aroma is soft cocoa, citrus and malts. Yum. Med-light bodied with a sharp rounded carbonation that pricks your tastebuds. This US style Amber is much more my style. The taste is malty cocoa, mild toffee, graham and citrusy hop fruitiness with a light dry finish. Very nice.
GenkiGonzo (1035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Can from Nagano station. Lovely ruby pour with small off-white head. Caramel fruit and red berry aroma. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel with nice malts and berries.
jinroh (1104) - ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a small plastic cup at Keyaki Hiroba. Pours darker amber, small layer of foam. Aroma is very very malty, slightly thick and spicy. Tastes also malty, stuffed bread, thick, tasting nice.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from souvenir shop in Nagano Station. Light caramel nose, berries, tiny bit of chocolate, and yeast. Hazy reddish/amber color. and a 2cm head which dissipated immediately. Sort of nutty maltiness, minimal roast, yeast jumps up in mid palate, and small hint of bittering in finish. Thin-medium body. Less overtly malty and yeastier than many ambers. Decent nose, but flavors are not so clean.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in Matsumoto - shared with Mette. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts. Ok hoppy. Light sweetness. Knækbrød. Nice bitterness. Ok malty.
petewhitley (509) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 caramel, hay, amber, cloudy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel. Deep caramel malt nose, a bit peppery. Deep amber, attractively cloudy. Touch of pine, nice sharp malts with an appealing tingly-sweetness on the back end. Well done.
shoulderbroken (3664) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keyaki. Couldn’t believe I hadn’t rated this before. Must have had it I think. Good amber colour, decent creamy gold head. Aroma is pine hops, decent malt, bit creamy. Taste is good, enjoying amber ales at the moment. Decent spiciness, biscuit malt, full bodied. Good mix of flavours. A goodun.
biirusaikou (2477) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red fruit, caramel aromas. Caramel malt flavor, finish is a bit watery. A bit one-dimentional but still a fine amber ale.