Artichoke (86) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, lightly sweet with a tinge of caramel. One finger head, not much nose. Aftertaste is a little cloying, no hops
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Light roasty nose, slightly sour fruitiness, rhubarb, berries. Dark amber/brown color. Thin roast malt initial, small dark fruit, raisins maybe, fades into a bit of tanginess, and then a small bitter finish. Thin body. Interesting nose (a week beyond drink-by date). Uninspired flavors. Not terribly well made.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Cloudy amber-orange, low head. Nose is faint, caramel malts and some stone fruits. Flavor is medium sweet, caramel, peach and melon, bit of mineral and grassy hop in the finish. Light and oily, thin body. Not very impressive, though drinkable.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (as Isetan Osaka Ale) at Kimi Ryokan, Ikebukuro. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Sweetness. Dried fruits. Nutty. Tobacco. Amber malts. Light sticky body. Fruity notes. Light hoppy. Mostly malty - higv malty.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. It poured a beautiful clear amber with a light brownish-white head. It was highly carbonated & slightly opaque. It had a malty fruity taste with a mild bitterness. A decent amber beer but not so flavorful.
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Hazy amber, mid sized head. Fruity cellar aroma. Minerals and plastic. Sweetish with light body, some caramel before a tinny finish with low bitterness.