maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @Mark’s place (from notes). Aroma is a bit floral, with some maltiness. Flavors are smooth with a bit of appreciable malt and a final touch of underlying bitterness. Typical J macro, even as a special release.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Shinjuku Sunroute Motherfucker Hotel - Shared with the Devil. Clear golden - white head. Caramel, fruity hoppy, resin, amber malts, high sweetness, hay, straw- OK.
Tim Webb (225) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sapporo do appear to be playing about with making a few slightly more interesting lagers. This one has a sweeter, more mellow character but seems to be 100% malt and better than most mainstream Japanese lagers.
jdjuice (307) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A premium priced yebisu without much of a difference in taste. Slightly smoother feeling than normal yebisu, but not as smooth as the white.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Mellow malty aroma, cereals, maybe a touch of cardboard, a bit of honey. Deep gold with a fine, low head. Color halfway between regular Yebisu and the Orange Premium can. Malty, rich, cereal flavor. Too sweet, really, yet with some tangy fruit and a bit of citrus hop. Rich and smooth. OK, but boring and needs more hop flavor as usual. Has a decently bitter finish, though. The regular Yebisu is better, I think. Why do they bother with these half-assed gimmicks that are just a bit different than the normal one? Too expensive at \290. Sapporo, try to make a really different beer just once!