ChrisSc (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz can into tulip.
Appearance: pale golden in color. Massive foamy head with lacing.
Aroma: sweet malts. Grains.
Taste: Mildly sweet. Flavorless.
Overall. Beer from japan, I guess.
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: Uchi - Houston, 12/9/13
Aroma: It has a light nose of pale malt, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a clear gold color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is light and drinkable, similar to the nose, typical flavor for the style
Palate: The body is light, it has an alright mouthfeel, and a short finish
Overall, this is a fine example of the style, but ceertainly no more than a mediocre beer.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a good white head. Grain with some sweetness and spice. But no surupyness. Bigger than normal. Tastier but light enough to go with sashimi. Actually pretty good.
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well this is an "intriguing" premium lager, also is definitely better than average. Begins with an exceptional appearance, a solid gold color with a fluffy head and a great deal of lacing. Aroma is mild but distinctive, malty but also some floral sweetness. Taste likewise is somewhat subdued but a fresh and clean pale malty flavor. A full mouthfeel, although doesn't feel very carbonated despite the amount of lacing. Finishes smooth but also dry. Overall, a good pale lager, but nothing Japanese about it as far as I can tell, considering its made with all malt and imported European hops. A successful imitation of a quality European lager I suppose.
Btw i'm amused by the previous reviewers' fascination with the unusually large and durable cans this beer is packaged in.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a thin head that recedes quickly. Lots of streaming carbonation and bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. Color is a deep golden. Mild lacing.
Aroma: rich aroma of toasted malt, a bit of grassiness and some hop spice. Very pleasant aroma.
Mouthfeel: slightly heavier than most lagers, has a fullness in the mouth feel, almost some wine like characteristics. Finish is dry.
Flavor: nice combination that mirrors the aroma. Toasted white bread, some grassy flavors, and some mild lingering hop bitterness.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz / 650mL indestructible can into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Mild sour bread malt. Just a touch of hop.
Appearance: Clear dark gold body with a moderate foamy white head.
Taste: Moderate bready malt. Slight metallic twinge. No hop profile.
Palate: Light-medium body. Short finish.
Overall: Just a bready lager. Not bad, just nothing that stands out.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Nori Sushi. Golden pour with a ton of white head. Clean crisp refreshing lager. Wheat and grain taste. Can't tell this from regular.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
22oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with minimal head. Aroma is mostly grains with some very light herbal hops and a hint of muscat grapes. Taste is light bitter. Mostly grains with some woody herbal hops. Medium bodied with a relatively thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing super special but drinkable. Meh.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
22 ounce can. Pours a clear golden color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, dust, cereal grains, tinny hops. The taste is toasted grain, cardboard, grassy hops, corny finish. Thin-Medium bodied. Meh.
ryanfolty (1909) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
March 6, 2013 - 22 ounce can from Randalls. Clear golden pour with big head that lasted a bit and spotty lacing. Aroma was faint but some malt. Taste was grainy and malty with a slight metallic finish. If this is the Reserve, I can’t imagine what the regular is like, hahaha.