Scipio (502) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thank you for this gift Chris. Pours a clear pale golden with a weak white head. Aroma consists of yeast, grain, and a bit of grass. The taste is very grainy. Maybe some hay. Grainy taste at the end with a bit of yeast. Short aftertaste. Light body with a thin texture. There is quite a bit of carbonation in here. I’ve had worse. However, since I will never find this anywhere remotely close in my part of the world, the novelty factor is pretty high.
Westkyoto77 (156) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Forgot how sweet this was- on draught the head was like fairy floss. But that died down and once I got into the ice-cold golden goodness I remembered that it was one of my favorite Japanese macrobrews. Good hoppy bitterness, nice depth from the malts. Good stuff.
Astaldo (130) - GERMANY - MAY 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden beer, average head. Nice malty aroma and flavor. Slight hoppy bitterness.
Geokkjer (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours pale golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruitiness, malt, some spicy notes and some herbal notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some perfume and spices. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
Meilby (4524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and hint of caramel, Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Travlr (8193) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma od light citrus. Taste is biscuit and straw.
AndySnow (1271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at a beer hall in Shinjuku. Pale golden colour with a white head. Weak malt aroma and an equally weak flavour.
mansquito (2571) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Japanese place on St. Mark’s, NY bottle: Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma is grain, rice, and a bit of yeast. Taste is mildly bitter, very light, but with some interesting notes that remind you that this is a beer. I would even go so far as to say that there is some complexity in this beer. Anyway, it ain’t bad, but I got a soft spot for Japanese lagers.
Bygers (286) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33l. Can. Pours a golden color with a small creamy head. Aroma of malty notes. Flavour is roasted malts and caramel, with a hoppy after taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Snegurochka (320) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle @Tokyo Season, Manchester.
Golden/straw coloured clear and sparkly body. Spare diminishing head. Flowers, perfume, grass and hay to the nose. Dry notes. Tastes of dry hops, soap and hint of pineapple. Probably better with sushi.