KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, served in a footed pilsner glass. It is a deep gold color & ultra-carbonated with a fizzy white head that disappears almost as quickly as it forms. The nose is sugary but more like artificial sweeteners than real sugar, cardboard & some vegetal flavors. Not truly bad but not appetizing. Fairly light bodied with a scratchy carbonation. The taste isn’t quite as bad as I feared from other reviews - light sugary chemical sweeteners, sweet cloying finish just bland and boring and lacking in any positive flavors - it seems more like something made in a lab than a brewery.
KyotoLefty (6696) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Orange-gold color with a frothy head. Rather unoffensive nose of light malt and maybe a hop. Corny, DMS-like raunchy flavor, cardboard. Light and slightly oily body. Crap.
Westkyoto77 (540) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Rotten veggie nose. Thin, airless mouthfeel. Flavours of wet paper, chewing gum. Malt is there, but so are some other over-sweet fillers. No thanks.
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky sweet malt, straw, cheap apple juice, mild bitter finish. Drinks like a malt soda with some sticky lollipop aftertaste.
petewhitley (350) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lata bought at a local "suupaa" in Yanai-shi, Yamaguchi. Clear yellow, small bubbly head. Bit medicine with minerals in the aroma along with a mild maltish touch. Thin mouthfeel. Mild flavour, minerals and bit medicine, mild weak maltish touch.
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pissy, cardboardy nose. Clear very pale straw color, fluffy white head. Innocuous fruity initial; cardboard in mid palate; harsh chemical finish with a light carb burn. Thin body. Not as repugnant as most happoshu. I’m guessing that they used better ingredients than usual for happoshu.