kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(can) medium gold with white head. Malt aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is biscuit malt with a bit of hops in the finish.
junon (363) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 1, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Barely any nose...grass thats it. Appearance is non-descript. Flavour is sour. Premium nothing.
VertBaconStrips (1953) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale gold, small white head, dusty surface cover with some spotty lacing. What the hell is this???? Doesn’t really smell like beer.. stolen description: citrus spice dust. Sour, drinkable but not really beerish. Odd grain? Touch of apple, lightly spiced hops, taste is getting better... orange.... well I guess this ain’t terrible. Decent finish with a short bitterness.
Nisse666 (3559) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can
AP: golden, high white head.
AR: malt, hops, herbs
F: malt, hops, herbs
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Yellow with gold tint.
Aroma: Slightly floral with grapefruit rind--not very aromatic.
Flavor: Light-medium malt with some bready/yeasty character. Moderately sweet fruit (ripe orange) plus bitter grapefruit rind.
Comment: The palate shows a nice initial attack of malt, bittering and carbonation followed by a little sweet malt with the flavor rapidly fading on the finish. What little malt/hop integration there is quickly falls apart as it warms even just a bit. A sign of a not very well-made beer.
Theis (12166) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Shinjuku City Hotel NUTS. Clear amber - white head. Sweet malty, light roasted, light nutty, light hoppy, light bitterness, caramel, peppery, spicy notes, light citrus. Plain - and light.
probstblueribbon (2632) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl can from Japan (thanks Dad!), served cold in a tulip glass. JL 24/09.
App.: Clear, golden with a fair, white, creamy head.
Aroma: Light grain and cereal, some very light grassy, peppery hops.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Quite light, a little vague fruitiness, grain and cereal, a bit of grassy/peppery hops; dry with a little bitterness.
Evocatus (72) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a can. Appearance is a nice looking deep golden color with a white head. Smells of malts and some hops. Tastes slightly sweet and grassy, not bad at all. Not too thin, but goes down pretty easy with no unpleasant flavor. One of the better asian macros or macros in general for the matter.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, honey, fruity, and peppery hops. Flavor is malty, honey, slightly fruity, a nice peppery finish.
KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the Kyoto brewery, which means this review will be much better that you are likely to find this beer anywhere else. It had a thick, fine, creamy head that you could almost walk on. Aroma was dominated by rich lemony hops. Malt flavor is as good as you get for a Japanese macro, and aroma hops are there in force. Palate works well. Everything was decent, although I was still wishing for a bit more bitterness. The hops are used almost only for aroma. Far better than in the can. Free too!
Actually, I would say that this is a premium lager, as it is carefully lagered for a good deal of time.