KansaiBeerLvrs (2611) - 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 (8262) - 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 (13986) - 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 (2379) - 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 (2792) - 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 (2458) - 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 (2028) - 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 (6909) - 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.)
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a slightly hazed light yellow color and a white head. Skunky and malty aroma and flavor. Light body.