KansaiBeerLvrs (873) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5% A tomato & basil ale from Hokkaido at Kamikaze. A pinkish red very reminiscent of tomato juice with a thick white head of foam. It totally smells like a pizza! The flavor is a spicy clove beer with basil & tomato overtones. It was surprisingly good.
shoulderbroken (1500) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at iBrew. Called Sicilian Rouge here. Light amber with lots of red tomato colour. Small white head. Aroma is herbs and tomato. Pizza beer! Bit wheaty too. Taste is hint of tomato, some bitterness, herbs again, slightly citrus, coriander. Quite crisp. Nice, weird, half is enough, but glad I tried it. Has just enough beer characteristics to make it nice.
TimE (2778) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy red amber color. Nose is pretty close to a white with lots of coriander and soap with only a touch of tomato. The mouth is very rounded with lots of tomato and basil. Smooth, but never over powering. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Lingering tomato and basil finish. Nice beer.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Craft Heads care of TimE. Colour is bright re/orange with white foam head. Nose is spicy, tomato, fruity. Taste is crisp refreshing beer with tomato and touch of basil. Backbone of crisp hop undercurrent and fruity sweetness balances any potential sourness from the tomato. Actually works well and is very drinkable.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craftheads, Shibuya. Pours a beautiful red orange colour with persistent head. Interesting spicy aroma followed by spicy and wheaty fruit flavours. Semi-dry. Refreshing and original.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at GJBF 2009, Osaka.
Strong basil nose, fruity. Basil and tomato flavor. Very interesting and actually very well made, if misguided. A good, light, pale ale with basil and tomato. Rather nasty, but they did a good job with it. Might go well with certain light lunches that include Buffalo Mozzerella.