Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow, light density of small particles. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers), moderately malty (light bread), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic, slightly metallic. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Without the metallic aftertaste, the Flavor score would have been a point or two higher, but still one of the better light lagers from Japan that Iíve come across.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent enough light lager, but I have no idea why the word ístoutí appears on the label! Nothing special.
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the most drinkable japanese beer Iíve ever had. Well balanced, nothing overwhelming, and I could get shitty drinkin it with sushi...thatís a plus. As Daninorlando says it is definitely not a stout and for 100% malt not extremely malty.
daninorlando99 (49) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nothing special, but to be honest, a nice lite beer with a decent after taste. The label, though, is a definite misleader because this dies not taste malty and is DEFINITELY not a stout.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít know about the rest of you, but I thought this was a very good beer. Now, it was not that good by itself, but if pair it with teriyaki something or some other Japanese dish, it tastes quite good.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is unique brew, a Japanese brew of the dortmunder style. Some dusty hop aroma. Semi-sweet on a medium body with light medium effervescence. The pure white head is quick.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Probably one of my top three as far as Japanese beers go, but that really doesnt say anything considering that all beers from Japan automatically lose about an entire point. This was decent though. I like the little dude on the label with the fishing pole. I havenít actually said anything about the beer itself, that tells you how special it was.
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Donít expect a Stout, if it is this is the Seventy pound weaklings of stouts. To my mouth, it is more of an IPA, hoppy with a short start, very malty palate and a lingering bitterness. It has a weak head that disappears quickly and little aroma. Itís probably the best the Japanese have to offer.
Fantomasus (187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of Japanese beer but this oneís not bad. A middle class beer.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2001
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid beer, but nothing special. Might be the best that you can get at the hibachi restaurant. Nice orange/gold color, lacey head that doesnít stand. Good carbonation and hopping, but it isnít very complex -- I looked hard for overtones but had a hard time finding any -- perhaps a little grainy taste. More bitter than sweet, but it doesnít cling. Aroma is very slightly skunked, and slightly caramel.