jonno (2287) - JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy pour. Soft sake nose. Pineapple with subtle sake esters. Short finish. Well made.
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, fairly yeasty with some tropical fruit notes. Clean simple, with only modest sake character.
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mokichi Craft Beer. Clear golden - white head. Sweet honey. Flowery herbal notes. Rice. Mineral notes. Camomile notes. Thick body. Ok.
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBB. Bright shiny gold. Nice hoppy nose, light clean malts, citrus fruits. Malty but clean flavor, good hop presence, nice bitterness and balance. I couldn’t find much influence from the sakekasu. Maybe a bit of pepper and umami compared to the regular version. Nice enough.
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBM Jinbocho. Light golden colour with off white creamy head. Aroma is malty slightly fruity, bit tropical, but musty. Taste is more interesting, touch of fruit, wheaty maltiness, little bit of weirdness. Quite full bodied with little bit of sweetness. Maybe just a hint of something sake-like towards the end. Nice.