petewhitley (502) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
biirusaikou (2363) - - OCT 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild straw aroma, corn. Light malty flavor, grass, then naughty peppery bitter finish. Quite disappointing for a Sapporo nama, would much rather drink one of their mugi to hop happoshu series instead.
Westkyoto77 (614) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can. Golden bronze body with aromas of grain, funky rice and starch. Best thing by far about this beer was the creamy mouthfeel, and the half-decent carbonation. Flavours of stale bread, light malts. Supposed to be a ’proper’ beer, but tasted plasticy and artificial like so many happoshu. Was a sucker for the ’limited edition’ on the can- am I turning Japanese?
futre7 (208) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I liked it. More fruity that the usual Sapporo . Mild yet strong. Has an element of Kirin Ichiban to it, which is no bad thing. Overall a solid beer and not as bland as some Asian beers can be.
maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Stinky grass and mild hop aroma. Clear yellow with streams of slow hypnotic snow globe carbonation rising and great lacing. Mild grassy flavor, with even milder hop behind it. Thin-medium body. Not a lot to say about this one. It’s okay, but barely. A generic Japanese macro seasonal with interesting carbonation.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Deep gold, amber tints. Tall, fine head. Dull nose: some malt, the slightest touch of grass. Sweet, somewhat fruity malts, tiny trace of hop. Nothing special, corny. Why bring back this recipe? Recent years have been better.