GenkiGonzo (220) - Kyoto, - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tadg. Slightly cloudy pale gold with small white head. Aroma has bitter hops with some dry crackers. Flavour is a fantastic mix of bitter hops, crackers, some hints of fruits. Very light body for 6%
biirusaikou (555) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent lager with a solid floral hop character and dry finish. A tad disappointing though considering the promising title and highly skilled brewers collaboration.
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Bungalow. Not nearly as bitter as the name would have you think. Golden blonde, rich fluffy head. Spicy citrus and pine. Soft palate, guzzled like a lager. Fruity and zesty and nice. A winner on a warm afternoon on way home from work.
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden color. Frothy white, very clean hoppy nose. Moderately bitter light medium body, very clean and very quaffable. Very light for 6.0%. Enjoyable beer, but the name is a misnomer as it isn’t super bitter.
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Big grassy nose, slightly stinky hopping. Light straw color. Rounded fruity initial with bitter peachy notes / moderate and undefined hops / the dark, earthy hops really come out in the finish. Medium body. Pleasant, grassy, and very full (for a lager). Doesn’t really seem like an imperial, though. Not quite as "super niga-i" as advertised.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Craft Heads. Clear yellow - white head. Fruity. Citrus. Toasted. Ok bitterness. Light malty. A bit simple.
john_henry (95) - - MAR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at "Snow monkey beer live".
Very good drinking lager, but not as bitter, nor as hoppey as I would have expected, thus I certainly don’t think it’s Super Niga-i, but then I guess if you compare it to some main stream lagers it could be.
Overall though a very enjoyable lager that I would hope to have again.
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth body, grassy hops. Unique without really standing out this is a very oxymoronic beer. Changes shape a few times as it warms going from a grassy hop heavy ale to a clean saisonesque style beer with a pronounced hop bite.
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Clear blond, white head. Less bitter than might expect but decent lemon hoppiness, and grassy bitter finish. Lots of grain in the taste. Would be great in summer. Grassy aroma.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1658) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tadg’s, half-pint 235ml for 700 yen. Cloudy gold with a thin foamy head. Big aroma, pine needles, grapefruit & bitterness. A very smooth full bodied beer. The taste is bitter, earthy reminiscent of a Budvar then followed by fruity hop notes with a definite citrus bent.