shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks Will. Interesting, grassy hops, little bit of maltiness. Nice enough but unsurprisingly underwhelming.
biirusaikou (2201) - - MAR 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared, thanks Will. Big piney hop bite and bitter caramel, not too sure what style that is though but it may be an interesting pairing with spicy chili. Pretty average and unbalanced overall.
willisread (1876) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super old bottle bought from the final days of Masuyo (now closed). Drank one week before best buy date. Heineken-like skunky nose with some light grain and pepper. Taste is well-balanced and rather light-bodied, but refreshing. Good bitterness on the finish with some white pepper. Not bad for being almost a year and a half old.
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. Murky wheat golden colour with a minimal offwhite head. Sweet, spicy aroma with hints of caramel, citrus zest, green grapes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and quite bitter. Very refreshing and drinkable, with great herbal and malt character.
KyotoLefty (8730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Isetan Kyoto. Amber-orange color, quite cloudy, with a tall, fine head and evident carbonation. Very rich, malty nose, caramel, a bit of fudge. Almost more like a dunkel in the nose. Sweet malt, minerals, caramel, peaches, something a bit astringent, light hop flavor, then decent bitterness. Rather dirty in the malt area, yeasty, seems like they used extract. Not convincing. Heavy and cloying.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rubia al Vapor, quite a nice looking pour - a deep cloudy honey amber with a thick beige creamy head with no lacing but a creamy film floating atop the beer. Malty and fruity aroma, not bad. Medium bodied with a spritzy carbonation. The taste is surprisingly bitter, malts, nuts, some fruitiness maybe occasional subtle hints of fusel. Not too surprising as this beer seems to have been made in February - the height of the Chilean summer. Overall not too shabby. My general impression is a bit more boozy than the 5.8%, nice malts, bitter caramel, a bit of fruits, reminds me of some Mikkeller beers I had ages ago... decent but california common doesn’t spring to mind. Actually as it warmed up it grew on me and became more appetizing.
AtronSeige (1132) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Resin, bready, spice, alcohol, toasty,
Appearance: Hazy amber body. Medium white head. Lacing,
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-high sweetness, hoppy, bread, pepper, burn, crisp, toasty, fruity,
Palate: Medium-full body, creamy carbonation.
Overall: Nice! Full flavoured.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
7B. California Common Beer
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber colour. Thin head. Lightly spicy aroma, with delicate maltiness. Caramel taste. Touch of yeastiness and light acidity.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330cc bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grain, sauna rocks, and lemon zest. Flavor of florals, pepper, lemon peel, caramel, grain, and light sulfur.
Wirk (3) - - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Yeast, fruits, vegetables and malt aroma, a bit citrusy too. Cloudy amber colour. No head retention, flavour is sweet and slightly sour, dry after taste.... it feels a bit off, I remembered this beer much better than this.