shoulderbroken (2151) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keyaki. Interesting. Smells surprisingly sweet for the style. Grainy though, and the taste is dry and floury as expected. Just that initial whiff of something like strawberry which is a bit confusing. Still nice enough though.
Westkyoto77 (536) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not much happening in the nose- perhaps yeast, sea water, bit of grain. Finely carbonated, quite smooth on the palate. Not really fruity, but fresh, with wheat, and what seemed like corn. Nice, but not a patch on their kinjo gold.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2249) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery. It has a nice golden straw color with a fluffy white head. Mild carbonation & it is fairly true to style. A grassy hay like flavor, thin mouth feel. It is ok. I think it is light & refreshing but drinking it on a cold winter day is disappointing, it is a beer made for a hot summer day. It’s decent but I think that their Gold is by far their best brew. I don’t buy craft beers to drink middle of the road lagers...
DruncanVeasey (7307) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BC from the offie in Namba Ocat, Osaka, drank back home. Brass pour slightly filmy with bits under a low white head. Slightly edgy, equine, manure and lily-hinting aroma. Lambic and metallic streaks over marmalade-like fruit. Fruity and lightly acidic with some strange, muddy hops and yeast; apricot and grassy notes, a metallic tang, a long cashew-accented aftertaste. Flawed, overly yeasty, a bit unclean..but drinkable. Could be any one of hundreds of yeasty English BC bitters to be fair.
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Opaque Gold, Sour yeast citrus smell- Not very pleasent. Frothy. Sour/bitter taste with a hint of nutty. Melon, grass, and paper, wheat, hay. Not really pleasent to drink and leaves me wanting something else.
Theis (13730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at Hotel Tokyu Inn, Osaka – alone Mette is sleeping.
Cloudy golden – white head. Fruity, light wheaty, citrus, orange, yeasty, grainy, bread, light zesty bitterness, cardboard, hay, grassy hoppy. OK.....ReRate: Bottle at Kimi Ryokan, Ikebukuro. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Diacetyl. Buttery. Ok hoppy. Light malty. Toasted notes. Hay. Citrus. Grassy. Sour/off/diacetyl again.
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium golden color, tall, fine head, just a touch cloudy. Faint aroma of light malt and ok hops. Malt is warm and slightly sweet, a bit grainy and fruity. Mellow, round flavor and mouthfeel. Buttery, caramel, some fruit—melon? Mild hops. Smooth and refreshing, though nicely balanced and rich. Not immediately recognizeable as Koelsch, Not really outstanding, but solid and interesting enough.