maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Wet cardboard with some hops. Color is an electric yellow, a sort of unnatural brightness -- weird. Very light sweetness, weak hop flavor, and a mildewy aftertaste. Light-medium body. Tastes bit sick, not very pleasant at all.
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from the can on the last Keihan train. This is a fresh 3rd category beer that contains malt and added spirits, plus some kind of hop flavoring, I suppose. Nice fresh citrus and noble hop aroma. Flavor is very citrusy and hoppy but a bit fake and soda like. Hops come through, though. Sweet and not really malty at all. sprizy, but not too much. Ok bitterness. Best 3rd category yet. Drinkable and hoppy, though somewhat fake tasting.