jonno (2013) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís certainly a step up from the usual macro fare and is a pretty good approximation of a well bittered pilsner. The majors, despite a number of missteps, are starting to make some decent stuff.
meerbier (1224) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can@Hotel. Very light. Besides that some bitterness and a German bottom fermentation character. Overall rather tasteless.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Happposhu spirits nose (but doesnít contain spirits). Clear pale straw. Harsh, grassy initial; mid goes somewhat bitter; final balances out and leave traces of sweetness. Thin. Pretty ordinary, or worse. Contains rice, corn, and starch --but call itself a "premium" lager. Uh-uh.
DruncanVeasey (6182) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tin atop Shoyarama. Light hay and herbal aroma. Slightly bilious grain and hay taste finishing with a touch of astringency. Some pine in the mix. Bit papery. No glaring off flavours. Magical spot for a tick.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Low head on a pale gold beer. Sweet aroma of grains, sugar, corn, malt. Canít sense hops. Sweet, grainy flavor. Corn and sugar. Slight hoppy finish. No character to speak of except a touch of citrus hops. Not vile, but why did they bother?