Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear golden (suprise, suprise) with a frothy white head. Aroma is malty and a bit of hop citrus. Flavor is more hops bitterness than normal pale lagers I’ve had. Malts as well. Finishes with a little dry bitterness from the hops, and a metallic tinge. Better than most beers I’ve had in this style.
asedzie (565) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
350 ml. can. Pours golden with smal foamy head. Thin malty aroma with a little bit of hop spice. Suprisingly bitter and a little buttery. Some pilsnery hop flavors, but not that complex. Body is a bit thin, but there is almost no adjunct flavor. A little bit of metallic aftertaste.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fresh noble hops aroma combined with sweet malt and a lemony finish. Bright gold with a lasting white sheet that formed pretty lacing. Delicate DMS-y (in a good way) malt with the perfect balance of bitterness. More malt than hops in this beer. Light body with medium carbonation and a clean finish.
DarkMagus (468) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden color with a white, lasting head. Sweet, malty aroma. Certainly a predominantly malty beer in terms of the flavor. A bit of hoppy bitterness somewhere in there. "Premium", of course, is something of a subjective/relative term. The body is very light, but not too thin or watery. I would say that this beer, compared to most Japanese macros, is "premium", simply because there are no obvious traces of corn, rice, or other adjuncts. Other than that, this is nothing special. And a bit too expensive for what it is.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - MAR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Probably the best Japanese beer available from a macro. A little sweet and quite satisfying.
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rose & Crown Victorian pub, Shinjuku, Tokyo. Pale lager with surprisingly good citrussy hop presence in nose & taste.
drpimento (2023) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured with some head and lace. Head mostly fades. Very pale yellow. Light bitter beer nose. Very carbonated. Too much in fact. Sweeter than it smells. Thin. Forgetful. Got it at a nearby quick mart in a 640 ml bottle that I’m trying in my hotel room in Shanghai now. Which it was a smaller bottle.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden with a medium fairly lasting white head. Sweet aroma of malt with some fruitiness. Flavour is fresh and clean, nice maltiness with some fruitish hops. Finish is a little bitter. An very tasty all malts beer!
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pale gold, white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is malty and on the hoppy side.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange tinted yellow. Thin quickly diminishing head. Seems more Pilsener in style than pale. Strong hops on a dry body.