Westkyoto77 (501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craftman, Kyoto. Light hazy gold with rough, short-lived head. Yeasty, wild nose for a wit, but enticing. Banana, citrus and spice. Light bodied. The yeast really adds to this, and gives it quite a unique finish. Interesting and delicious.
Wombata (365) - Kobe, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: very aromatic, earthy roasted grain, pear and grapefruit.
Flavor: initial flavors of roasted grain and pear followed on the mid-palate with a moderately sweet, earthy malt with a light bitterness and earthy, grassy character that grows on the finish.
Comment: fine combination of carbonation, malt, and bittering. The carbonation attack turns into a middle palate celebration of popping CO2. God balance.
HKAndy (16) - JAPAN - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tadg’s and Qbrick. Fruity nose. Really dry and sweet. But to me, never annoying. I taste strong vanilla and I like it. This is my perfect compliment as a second beer after an Imperial IPA in my lowly opinion.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Craft Beer Festa Kyoto (as "Outsider Flanders Belgian White"). Lemony, spicey nose. Hazy honeyish color. Flavor is fairly one-dimensional, sweet, and wheat, but without the spiciness noted in the aroma. Maybe just underdone?
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hangover. Clear blond colour. Small white head. Aroma is slightly skunky, slight spiciness, herbal, bit fruity, malt. Taste is nice, lemon, floury, slight bitterness, lots of biscuity malt. Pretty solid. Have yet to be blown away by Outsider but have high hopes.
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Pale yellow, cloudy. Malty nose of wheat, orange, lightly buttered toast. Sweet and fruity flavor, spicy but clean and probably unspiced, nicely malty. Very interesting wit, showing signs of wild yeast character. Finishes quite dry with some hops as well. Solid, though a bit too sweet.