SHIG (3045) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Poured a golden color with a huge white head. Aroma light grass and lemons. Taste was grain, metallic hops, and malt.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just saw my last Japanese premium lager rating and to be honest I’m not especially optimistic. It looks like most other premium lagers only with a touch more haze. It smells like most other premium lagers too. Mainly lager malt and very little hopping. Cool and prickly in the mouth, samey-samey golden lager flavour. Nothing terribly special, but not unpleasant either.
JEK69 (356) - FRANCE - SEP 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
We organized a very interesting tasting of Lagers (basic to average quality): 16 different beers from different countries. Price range: from EUR 0.3/bt (supermarket) to EUR 3.5/bt (take-away at sushi bar). All beers have been blind-tasted; we were 4 people, great beer lovers and wanted to know If there is a difference between all these basics summer beers. Answer: no, all were more our less watery, the worst were shit.
Sapporo Yebisu was the best one.
Here is the ranking: #1 Sapporo Yebisu #2 Baltika 3 #3 Duff #4 Obolon Svitle #5 Svyturys Ekstra Draught #6 Heineken #7 Kirin Ichiban #8 1664 #9 Carlsberg #10 Burger #11 Kronenbourg #12 Pilsner Urquell #13 Königsbacher #14 33 Export #15 Tsingtao #16 Asahi
Cristobal37 (101) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearly others are not pairing. This dry toasty beer is meant to be paired with rice and fish. Not only is the mouth feel paramount to enjoying your meal and beer but the carbonation and crispiness aid digestion. Smooth creamy beer which outperforms nearly all of its competition. See you at the (sushi) bar.
WVHouseofBeer (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Eh I guess this is better than the other Japanese macro lagers but it’s still nothing special. Very light flavors and aromas of grains and malts.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
17th June 2010
You know what it looks like! Semi dry and lightly crisp palate. Creamy malt. Trace of hop. A bit metallic. Just another bland lager, but nowhere near the worst.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours golden, with a small creamy head. Aroma pleasant malty notes of bread. Flavour is roasted malts and caramel, with a very pleasant hoppines giving a nice finish. A pleasant surprise.
kevnic2008 (5708) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat better than usual Japan lagers but still light bodied and thin taste. Disappointing.
ncube (35) - - APR 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey gold with white head that dissipates to lacing fairly quickly. Grassy, sweetly rotting fruit aroma. Upfront tastes of sweet pale malt, sulpher notes coming in, getting more sweet and bitter, then shifting more to bitterness. Lingering mild bitterness remains after semi dry finish.
Drink it cold, drink it fast.
Strangebrewer (631) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
can. Poured clear gold with an initially large frothy white head. Sweet grainy aroma, a bit of sulpur. Mouthfeel is light, typical carbonation, dry. Sweet pale malt flavour with a vegetal quality. Lingering dry finish.