KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka.
Pale, thin golden color with no head at all! Yeasty aroma, some barnyard funk (actually quite funky indeed), grass, citrus fruits, honey. Sweet, honey-like flavor, with a bit of funk, citrus and banana, hay and hops. Interesting and rather complex, though a bit too sweet. Palate is almost soapy, and under-carbonated for the style. Decent complexity worth trying, but not quite there yet
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dull golden color. Musty cobwebs, bananas yeasty nose. Sort of like a barnhouse. Interesting. Thick, sweet malty, bready mouth with cookies and hay. Lingering bready finish. Nice, without being exceptional.