GenDV138 (1896) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small glass on draft at Craftheads, possibly leftover from the Shiga Kogen anniversary event. Labeled as Not So Mild Ale Harvest Brew. 200 ml pour. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of toffee, light roast, floral notes. Tastes of toffee, biscuit, light caramel, toast, light floral hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint in Ushi Tora. Clear dark chestnut brown with some reddish brown tinges, off white head. Nose is nutty, toasted and roasted malt, caramel, coca-cola, ale fruity. Taste is roasted malt, fruity coca-cola, earthy hop, caramel. Bit light on richer flavours but ok.
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nutty aroma and roasted flavor but very mild despite a fairly heavy body, almost no carbonation, watery finish. Kind of a weak brown ale, not for me, quite a disappointment.
GenkiGonzo (373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bungalow. Dirty copper with a big creamy head. Aroma is spicy and floral with some pine. Flavour has malts and grain, small pine hop finish. Very nice.
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, 11/14/2011.
Aroma: a bit of funky, earthy malt
Palate: light bodied, a little thin.
Flavor: light roasted grain and coffee beans.
Comment: light bodied, easy drinking and flavorful.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2410) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bungalow’s 1st Anniversary Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover event. 500 yen, 4.5% I had this a long time ago in bottles & really enjoyed it. Let’s see how this draft batch is. Possibly wet hopped as it is marked HARVEST BREW. It pours a dark ruby brown with an off white head of foam. The aroma is citrus, pine & caramel. A nice floral type of bouquet. Nice full body, but undercarbonated again. Fruity, malty sweet with good lemon notes with a piney finish & a malty aftertaste. Yup, I still like it!
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hasegawa. Fresh hop vesion. Muddy red brown colour with hardly any head. Aroma is saucy, bit of chocolate, malt, quite stinky. Some booziness in the background. Maybe something BBQ like, meaty and saucy. Taste is less interesting, but quite nice still, initial malty sweetness, bit of chocolate, caramel, slight bitterness too, but buried. Body is quite thin, had this with the other fresh hop shiga kogen I had. Hint of fruitiness in there, berries maybe, but mostly sweet. Not sickly though. Better than I thought it was going to be.
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy brown color, massive tan ice cream cone head. Aroma of spiced caramel and butterscotch. Taste of Christmas fruitcake, but in a good way.
gyllenbock (5032) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Birch & Barley in October 2011.
Slightly hazy amber with a large fluffy head. Mild aroma and taste of bread, some fruit, caramel and something that reminded of chocolate. Very easy to drink.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Deep opaque brown pour with a smallish head. Nose and flavor both hold nice presence of almond, pear, apple, and citrus hop. A surprising amount going on for a mild. Palate is light and easy-drinking. Not bad, but nothing special overall.