Westkyoto77 (600) - Kyoto, - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. This one wander nearly as good as I remembered it. Thin nose and body. Grass, watery hops, with not much crispness. Expected much better.
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TimE (4716) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this numerous times over the years, but noticed on my recent trip to Okinawa that this has got markedly better (not sure if the recipe changed). Also the quality of the beer I had on draft varied fairly significantly, but overall, I can say this is my second favorite Japanese mainstream beer now. At its peak condition this shows great toasted malt and cereal character with a rich malty backbone. I will rate for what I think my overall experience was with the beer, but at its best its a good 3.4/3.5 range
TizzleJizzle (760) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 pt. 5.4 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Crisp taste of Pilsner malt with a smooth finish and balanced acidity. Average carbonation, thin body.
JPDIPSO (5318) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden with a modest off-white head. Plenty of grain, and light fish oil scent. Very sweet and grainy. Some herbal bitterness brings it back late in the quaff. Dry old malt finish. A thicker feel. A heavy pale lager.
rjplumer (913) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sweet grain aroma. Clear pale golden body with a bright white soap bubbly head about an inch thick. The head lingers a good time compared to others this style. Mild bitterness which is offset by a sweet grain taste. Light bodied and has a crisp refreshing finish.
Seannpc (120) - - JAN 23, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much aroma. Lighter yellow color, no cloudiness of course. Lighter fragrant start and light finish
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Ungstrup (32931) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and citrus fruits, leading to bitter finish.
mrjez (321) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft in Naha.
L: pours a very pale straw, clear, minimal carbonation, big creamy white head.
S: almost no aroma, just cereal, wheat, mustiness, macro lager malt.
T: tastes wheaty somewhat, light cereal, quite peppery yeast in the middle that quenches nicely, ends rather aqueous.
F: very light and crisp, meant to be cold.
O: just another macro lager. Enjoy with your Okinawan cuisine on a hot night.
TedE (792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can into shaker. Can says ’Orion Draft Beer’. Distant hop nose. Clear golden amber beer with fluffy white head. Medium carbonation. Clean mineral taste and feel. Finish has a slight tang, a touch of metal then a finishing wave of sweet malt. Not bad, easy drinking and a little different to other Asian lagers.
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
For your Happy time indeed!
Can from a strangely set up convenience store in Tainan, Taiwan.
Bright, medium gold with a short-lived fluff. Drabby, steamed cabbage nose with little else. So sweet it’s cloying. Featherweight body gives the perception of airiness but it resides far too long. Chalky, pasty feel and taste. Really not good at all. No hops, Light floral note seems more chemical than natural. Astringent peak. Meh!!! (35cL can, BBE 05/16, Puro [?], Hai’an Road, Tainan, Taiwan)
altonbrownd (5109) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can with Jan-Hein in Tokyo. I have also had in Okinawa 15 years ago. Gold body with big head. Nose is sweet, malts. Taste predictable of wheat, malts. Lageresque. Decent.