jonno (2461) - JAPAN - NOV 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Listed as 5% on the can. Also listed as Biere de Rydeen (apparently a sumo wrestler), brewed by OhLaHo. Agree with TimE - a great little find. Lots of (Cascade) hoppy goodness on the nose. Big Citrus in the mouth. Caramel and toffee more prevalent as it warms. For 350 yen this is an excellent drinker - up there with yona yona.
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
light Golden color. Far from an ipa, this is the best pale ale in japan. 4.5% abv 60 ibu. Full bodied, uber well balanced. Lot of hoppy notes, but not overly bitter. Dry. Seriously well executed. Wow. This is a must drink if you can find it.