Tonkun (449) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can in Dougo, Ehime. Golden pour with some cloudiness. Honey, spice, and fruit. But not a lot of aroma nor flavor. Not bad but lacks character.
Westkyoto77 (336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from JR Takamatsu station. This was much better than I remembered. Fruity, yeasty aromas quite enticing. Not too heavily carbonated, and subtle banana and grapefruit flavours were crisp and balanced. Would have it again.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Golden coloured, slightly cloudy. White head. Aroma is grainy and lightly fruity, grassy hops. Taste is similar, bit of citrus, wheaty, not really the creaminess I would expect in a Kolsch. It’s perfectly drinkable, but not so exciting.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich golden color, cloudy, with a tall head. Dry, slightly fruity aroma, with a bit of honey and spices. Sweetness also comes through. Lemon-butter flavor with creal grains. Dryish fruits. Got fruiter and fuller as it opened up. Slightly hoppy finish. Ok but undirected. A typically drinkable but mediocre Japanese golden ale posing as a koelsch.