willisread (1601) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Kanagawa friends back in 2012. Light malt aromas with some pepper and grassy hops. Crackery malts with some light sweetness that moves towards pepper on the finish. Decent pils.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ibaraki Bakuon. A very clear gold with a big soapy head of foam. A very crackery light malt aroma. The taste I’d the same with a green crisp bitter hops. A fairly clean pils.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!.
Theis (14797) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Bungalow, Kyoto. Clear yellow - white head. Cheese aroma. Wheaty. Fruity notes. Citrus. Cactus. Light crispy. Ok bitterness. Boring.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ilkirk (4) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft: much better than the bottled one
8/3/8/3/16 = 4.1
EdKing (2267) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.)