shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Clear golden amber colour. Small golden bubbly head. Aroma Belgian yeasty, fruity, orange, apricot, peach, bit of citrus hops. Bit of new trainer smell too. Taste is lots of fruit, quite soft, bitterness at end, bit citrus, some resin. Initial high grapefruit bitterness, then fades to tropical fruitiness. Nice.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Deep amber-gold, nice low head. Nice fruity hop nose, carmel, grass, orange, lightly tropical. Tasty: sweet, full, flavor with good hops. Not exceptional but very nice. This hop blend works, but doesn’t really stand out as something special.