KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh! la! ho! Golden Ale 5% can at Shinshu Sake Mura.
A floral bready aroma on a bright gold body. Medium bodied with a crackery light malt character and a perfumey floral hoppiness. Nice dry finish. Decent and much more flavorful than the Ki no Sato from Minami Alps I’d had right before it.
willisread (2552) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fall Keyaki 2015. Blonde with a white head. Grassy aromas with some bread and light lemon. Crisp and bright on the palate. Dry finish.
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml can. Golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, light corn, malt. Tastes of citrus, wheat, floral, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
maekchu (3513) - 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 (526) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 hay, grass, coffee, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, thin feel. Attractive, slightly hazy amber pour. Almost no head. Very grassy, field style aroma. Thin and fleeting, slightly sweet, quick and dry finish. Very easy to drink. Would be a great six-pack during a summer day. Nothing special, but enjoyably smooth.
biirusaikou (2585) - - 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 (3831) - 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 (6812) - Huddinge, 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 (5187) - 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 (23728) - 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.