Wombata (331) - Kobe, - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Tadgs. Aroma: Not very aromatic--again it have been too cold. Flavors: Pear, white peach initially, followed by a bitter, burnt almost vegetal flavor which gives way to bitter chocolate on the mid-palate and finish. Comment: Though I liked the finish, I found the odd bitterness on the mid-palate a bit of a drawback.
KansaiBeerLvrs (230) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an odd beer, I have to give them credit for pushing boundaries which is a bit rare in the Japanese brewing scene so far but it wasn’t for me. The flavor profile is like a dark beer but the appearance is that of a white. It isn’t spicy like a white beer but it is light and refreshing. It seems to be more of a white chocolate rather than a milk chocolate. Maybe the mismatch was too much for me but I didn’t care for it.
KyotoLefty (4725) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Cloudy gold with lace. Nose of stone fruits, esters, cocoa, a bit funky. Flavors of peach, orange, earth, cocoa. Very dry, with light, fruity grain sweetness. Surprising, and surprisingly drinkable. Light tingly hops. Better than I imagined it could be from the name!