jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Waseda oktoberfest. Pours nice amber, looking beautifully clear in the glass. Some bubbles. Aroma has some roast caramel, bit of herbal hops. Mainly roast though. Taste is roast bitter. Clean and actually very nice. Had this from a bottle many times before but tap version really is nicer. Thumbs up!
Ritzn (530) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is tropic fruit, some floral hops, no resin. Quite dry, only a little of everything. Nice fine bubbled mouthfeel. Not bad.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s easy to undersell a beer like this, because it’s not an IPA or a bold Stout. What it is is an incredibly nice malty Amber with sweet caramel fading even into light milk chocolate while finishing mildly bitter with good citrus notes. It’s actually just a fucking good beer that would be elite even in America.
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Nøgne Ø
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, funk and some tartness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and funky finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
biirusaikou (2585) - - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Keyaki. Classic amber profile, caramel malt, piney hops, notes of grape and pepper, dry bitter finish. Good stuff, fairly straight-forward and drinkable.
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pub Edo. Pours a rich copper with a nice solid foamy head with good lacing. Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, lightly toasted malts on the nose. Medium body with nice carbonation. Very well-balanced malt and hop with a nice crisp bitter finish. Solid amber.
borre_m (1338) - NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Japan (online shop). Pours a clear amber. Aroma has biscuit and bread, and a slight roastiness. Taste has loats of roastiness, in the finish hop bitterness coming through. Nice and complex, i really liked this one.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Craft Heads, Tokyo.
Deep amber color, small white head, lace. Aroma has ryeish caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel-crystal malts, rye, grass. Sweetish amber ale. Ok.
GenkiGonzo (1075) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bungalow. Nice reddish-brown. Hoppy and pine aroma and flavour. A little thin, but very drinkable.
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A flavourfull and balanced brew that would make a nice complement to any tasting session.