KansaiBeerLvrs (2273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shiroyama Biwacha Pale Ale / pale Ale biwa tea blend 5.5% it pours a crystal clear copper gold with a lovely biwa and citrusy hop aroma. The taste is more of a bitter earthy green hop bite with just hints of biwa fruits in the finish and possibly a dash of tea notes as well. Medium bodied with a sandy mouthfeel. Overall it is ok but after the light fruity nose I am a bit let down by the pretty standard pale ale flavor. As it warms up it gives a bit more biwa tea flavor, it’s alright.
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Dig Beer Bar, Osaka.
Amber color, tiny off-white head, lace. Aroma is light but I get malts, caramel and berries. Light-bodied. Malty and dry, some earthy hops. Dry spiceyness, is it tea? Also some unclean notes. Below par.
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Craft Heads. Clear golden - white head. Grassy. Green. Citrus. Nice light malty. Clean. Grainy. Toasted. Light bittrness. Spicy notes. Very nice pleasant.
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho. Light golden colour, big creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite punchy. Big citrus, mainly lemon, but not much else. Good though. Taste is good. Nice citrus finish, something a bit sour there too. Bit of a spike there too. Something herbal and a touch of cream. Pretty nice.
gyllenbock (4957) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ant n Bee, August 2013. Clear golden with a small white head. This was drinkable but a bit strange. Notes of medicine and citrus, also some light malt.
biirusaikou (811) - - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh plum nose. Tea flavor, grape, a bit hoppy, clean finish. Very smooth and well balanced local ale.
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 2012 GJBF Osaka.
Golden color. Nice citrus hop aroma, light malt, a bit herbal. Interesting flavor mixing biwa leaves and hops, works well. Clean, herbal. Decent.