KyotoLefty (5788) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pretty enough gold color with a low head. Malty nose, light caramel, biscuits. Between a helles and a bock, without much hop aroma. Malty flavor, not much hop flavors, tingly, peppery finish though, gives up some hop bitterness. Nice balance. Decent, though could be more original. Drinkable with nice body. Good train beer.
jdjuice (304) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a weird, unnatural looking orange-y color with a white head. Aroma is your usual Japanese macro lager deal, nothing special. Tastes just like normal "real" Japanese beer, but with a weird bitter kick on the early part of the aftertaste. There’s not really any hint of different flavored hops, or higher quantities of hops being used, just a weird bitter bump along your regular, boring Japanese beer flavor road.