PriorL (2488) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: GUSHER. Clear blond beer, huge stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, little fruity, fresh.
TASTE: hoppy, little fruity, fresh, overcarbonated.
miyauchi38 (651) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Craft Man, Kyoto.
5.0 %. Hazy yellow-amber color, small steady white head, lace. Aroma has peach sweetness. Medium-bodied. Sweet peach fruity flavor. Light bitterness. Tastes like a fruit beer.
Westkyoto77 (553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold blonde. Not much yeast in the aroma, but it really comes out in the mouth. Boozy, wheaty, creamy flavours. Reminiscent of a sweet sake, with hints of peaches and cream. Really quite impressive.
HKAndy (16) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rocking Hearts in Uji. Alcohol taste at the back and not too sweet for a nice balance. Crisp and refreshing, and a nice change pace.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Kotobuki Brewing - Original ale brewery
Kuninocho Beer 5%
Gold "Original Light Ale".
Sort of happy out of the bottle, build up very happy out of the glass when poured. Clear pale golden color, huge fluffy off-white head, settles to a nice top. Intense fruity, citrus, mandarin, yuzu fruit, lychee, fresh scent. Fruity, citrus, zest, pith, a bit cloyingly sweet, dish washing liquid taste. Sweet, citrus aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, surprisingly low CO2, low to very low bitterness.
Smells super nice, taste much less nice.
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to plastic cup. :( (Lezzet Osaka 1st year anniversary)
Sweet sake and lemon. Clear amber with a tinge of red and a creamy white head. Sweet cherry, honey, and alcohol.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had no idea there was a brewery in Takatsuki so finding this on tap at Bungalow was quite a surprise, In a good way. It is a nice malty beer with a good amount of sweetness & a great golden color. Well done.
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Q-brick. Pale blonde/orange colour with small white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus, rice, sake. Slight funk. Booze. Taste is nice, blond ale with some herbal elements. Orange citrus. Booze in background. Quite liked it. (Had drunk a few by this stage so my notes are a bit confused).
KyotoLefty (7240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Draught at Q-Brick. They have really sorted this one out. Crisp and tasty with nice hops and a hint of the sake coming through. Good stuff.
Draught at the Great Japan Beer Festival, Osaka, 2011. 2.7
Cloudy golden color, looks ok. Lemony, honey aroma, a little tangy. Sweet flavor, grass, lemon. Interesting, but a bit of a sake flavor, but too sweet and not as good as their brown.