KeefOz (856) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 03/2015. Poured a crystal clear pale amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar and laced poorly. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma strongly malt, slightly sweet, slightly grainy, minor hops. Taste slight sweetness with a slight bitterness; becomes more malty as warms. Quite a light body but the mouthfeel doesn’t feel watery. Smooth, crisp, light with a tart bitterness on the finish. One to drink cold and fast before it warms. Brought back from Japan by daughter Chrissie.
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350 ml can bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Clear golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full malt, with very light floral, thick bread, yeast, light lemon, and very light grassy hops; Close to light sweet taste of malt, with molasses, light sugar, light bread, light yeast, light lemon, light bitter hops and sharp grass; Close to light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is full malt in light body, definitely Premium level. Quite sweet, mostly molasses with some sugary edge. Breadyness is not as strong as the aroma. No foul taste, pretty good… Hoppiness is very light floral, light lemon and thin grassy nose. Light lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is light but notably astringent for an abrupt, light bitter sweet finish; Fairly dry after taste. Quite easy and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: This one is teasingly good. It may not be as rich and fulfilling as Suntory Premium Malt, but it’s just malty enough plus quite delightful bitter hops to dance around your taste buds. A very solid go-to lager which finally hits this city and I have more choices to put my feet up besides the reliable Carlsberg. Yes! : )
DSG (5674) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Thanks mom! Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of hay, grains and some grass. Flavor has some grainy malt with light sweetness, and a rather crisp bitterish finish. Rather light-bodied. Pretty easy-drinking when served cold.
melush (527) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en un Lawson de Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, muy suave, sin cuerpo
Sledutah (4318) - Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Haneda airport, last beer I had while in Japan. The best prices I’ve seen all week
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Taste is light malts, grains, lemon with a solid bitterness in the finish
Nice, one of the better lagers I’ve had here.
czlowiekwiadro (201) - POLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
zapach lekko słodki, słodowo chmielowy, ziołowy. jasnozłoty kolor, porządna piana. w smaku pełne, z wyraźną ziołowo-grapefruitową goryczką.
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a can in Narita, Chiba, Japan. Color is golden yellow with just a hint of orange. Thin white head with little lacing. Aroma is sweet, light grains. Taste is sweet, grainy, lightly hopped. Thin mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated. A small step above the other Japanese macros.
Renobob (577) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 75Cl au Japon. Malts et sucres en font une bière très agréable, ronde et assez corpulente en bouche compte tenu de son degré d’alcool.
aronvarga (268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
350 ml can. Clear, pale golden color, short-life minimal white head, slight liqueur aroma with alcoholic notes, light body, decent fizziness, dry alcoholic taste with some malty sweetness, dry simply medical hoppy palate. It’s too dry and alcoholic for me.
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden with a white head. This is an industrial lager that I used to drink a bit of while i lived in Japan, this one was a gift from the wife when she came back from Japan last summer.
It might have stayed a bit long in the can as there is a metallic taste to it. Otherwise there is slight diacetyl.
The beer is very light, some hop bitterness and just a little malt sweetness.