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Brewed by Kumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)
Style: Pilsener
Chigasaki, Japan

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops and soft pils malts coexist peacefully in this healthy Pils.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the pale yellow.
-The hop aroma is beautifully done, if not a tad understated.
-Drinkability is really high.
-Body could have been drier.

On tap at Molto!.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Bungalow, Kyoto. Clear yellow - white head. Cheese aroma. Wheaty. Fruity notes. Citrus. Cactus. Light crispy. Ok bitterness. Boring.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Looked as you would expect. Taste is biscuity, lemon, grainy, bit like a shandy which was strangely welcome. Nice bitter finish. Aroma is lemony, hops. Nice and crisp.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2534) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Green bottle brought back from a friend’s trip to Japan: Cloudy pale orange color akin to peach juice, but a little darker, with a thin white head. Not much aroma, just a little sweet and malty. The flavor is startling at first sip; crisp florals, herbal, and bready. There is a little sweetness in the background from the malts, but overall a decent and crisp flavor profile.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilkirk (4) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Tap / Pitcher. It seemed to be a light-golden color, mostly clear. We were pouring for ourselves, but it didn’t seem to build much of a head. The taste was light with a light body, at least from my perspective. It was a good beer to wash down the pizza and pasta.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Moderate stinky Saaz hop aroma, w/ a bit a grassy malt, some yeastiness. Very fine carbonation. Slightly cloudy, golden yellow. Malty w/ a bit a hops emerging in mid palate. Medium-heavy body (for a pils). Well-balanced beer, though a bit heavy for the style. Pleasant and very drinkable. Update 12/29/2012 Draught at Yellow Ape Craft: much better than the bottled one 8/3/8/3/16 = 4.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1756) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught at Mokichi Trattoria at the Shonan Brewery. Colour is a touch hazy, yellow amber with a medium smooth foam head. Not brown bitter looking at all! Nose is grainy, cereal, like a lager. Taste is bitter, sourish hops, with a light crisp lager like body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Draught at Q-Brick. Deep, dark gold color. Huge noble hop aroma with cereal grains. Rich malt flavor with slight honey and caramel touch, biscuits, grassy hops, excellent bitterness. Low carbonation and smooth body. A lovely pils with great flavor, great hops, great cereals. Excellent. (Bottle from the Brewery (2009) 7/3/7/3/13. Dark golden color, with a touch of amber and a tall, creamy head. Malty aroma, pils-like, really. Buttery, with biscuits. Tangy, slightly fruity flavor, with big biscuity malts and a bit of honey, noticeable aroma and bittering hops. Decent balance, with a rather good, bitter finish. Clean and hoppy.)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Poured a slightly hazed light yellow color and a white head. Skunky and malty aroma and flavor. Light body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle shared by daijokey. Pale golden colour, honeyish malt and a fairly skunky nose initially. This fades, leaving a soft flinty bitterness towards the finish. Meh, a bit industrial.


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