maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from souvenir shop in Nagano Station. Hay and grass aroma, light yeastiness, slightly sourish fruit. Hazy medium straw color. Crackers, flour, biscuits, cattle feed. Some sweetness gathers strength in mid palate. Thin finish. Thin body. Okay. Maybe this basic line of beers is much better on tap.
petewhitley (339) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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biirusaikou (679) - - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong tropical aroma. Fruity malt flavor, mango, sweet finish. Pretty decent local fruity ale, maybe a bit too sweet though.
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Shinshu Sake Mura. Taste is light citrus, nice bitterness, grainy, floury. Aroma floral, lemon, biscuit malt. Only a few notes but remember being surprised by it as I thought it wouldn’t be so good.
AndySnow (3317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tanakaya, Tokyo. Pale golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, fruit, citrus. Flavour is fruity, citric.
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a lacing, little head. Very potent lemony hop aroma. Good balance between malt and grassy hop bitterness. Full-bodied. One of my favourite golden ales of this low strength.
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned at Shinshu Osake Mura (Nagano Sake Village), Tokyo. Clear pale golden, small head. Light grapefruit and vanilla upfront. Dryish despite notes of honey. Light bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Nicely drinkable and quite aromatic.
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barley in Nishinomiya.
Aroma of creamy, golden malt and citrus hops, honey. Good hopping with golden malt flavor. Fruity, citrus, biscuity. Quite lager-like, but great fruity, grassy, hops. Nice citrus ale, refreshing with great hops. I wouldn’t call this a Koelsch.
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ GJBF 2007. Fruits, citrus hops, and sweet malts make up the pleasent aroma. Flavor is earthy, citrus hops, tropical, and a little malt, though not much. Could go for a nice session on a summer night.
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale golden brew that has lots of fruity hops going on. I am sure they use whole flowers, they hop profile seems more like it was run through a Randal it is so potent. The mouth is light and actually has some malt. Not bitter enough in the finish, but this is one hell of a summer beer.