ewingjr98 (11) - - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ishikawa’s Bottle Conditioned Ale pours a surprisingly nice cloudy honey brown color with a creamy head. It smells slightly citrusy, but not overly sweet like some of the other Japanese microbrews. The taste is outstanding, rich and flavorful with hints of honey and a bit of a hoppy kick. As the beer gets warm (if it lasts that long), other flavors emerge, and the hint of bitterness fades to be replaced by more roasted grain flavors. The ABV is a pretty standard 5.5 percent.
willisread (2211) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Thanks TimE. Very old school nose with caramel and grassy notes dominating. Body is balanced but kind of simple. Mostly chewy caramel and some light hop character. Bitter finish. Simple.
Travlr (20907) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy citrus, light caramel. Taste has toffee, caramel.
trith1 (53) - - MAR 20, 2015
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The nose is basically non-existent, and the beer looks murky, with an off-white head that faded quickly. Very high carbonation on the palate, making for a fairly crisp finish. The flavours that push through aren't very... Authentic. They seem artificial and not alluring in the slightest.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at Izakaya Seki in DC. 2013.11 stamped on the lower left side of the label. Mostly clear yellow with just a hint of haziness, big rapid forming off-white head. Aromas of lemon lime, floral notes, light funk, Brett, caramel. Tastes of lemon citrus, floral notes, citrus peel, light Brett. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty enjoyable.
Barreras (1524) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clean and clear yellow color. Aroma of rice and yeast. Taste is simple with a tint of honey and malt. Slight metallic flavor in he aftertaste. Overall, a simple beer that was not very flavorful or complex.
maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local Yamaya. Grain, yeast, and honey aromas, with a very light cardboard note. Hazy amber/strae color, thin head, and good lace. Caramel, honey, apples, peaches, and light spicy hopping. Thin-medium body, a bit soapy with the somewhat over-the-top bottle conditioning carbonation, slightly dry finish. Okay. The carbonation does interfere a bit.
biirusaikou (2363) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bread, mild caramel aroma.Caramel malt, quite fizzy, cake, touch of orange, floral hops, clean finish. Nothing too exciting but ok malty caramel ale.
TBone (15907) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml "Tokyo Beer" 5.5 % (sampled in Kyoto)
Hazy amber color, small steady white head. Grainy, bready, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Grainy, fruity flavor, some yeastyness. Mango, very light pine touch, sweetish. Really gives quite "bottle conditioned" feeling.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Yamaya, it no longer says Pale Ale on the bottle just Bottle Conditioned. Bottled Sept. 2013. It pours a decent looking cloudy honey amber with a thin head of foam that dissipates somewhat quickly. The aroma is an appetizing fruity/herbal hoppiness. The body is on the thin side, it’s kind of watery. While the taste doesn’t measure up to the aroma. The taste is a bit chalky, pilsner grains, a bit bready, some caramel with some hop notes but much more subdued than in the aroma. Mild mouth puckering finish. Ok
fajry (1486) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plechovka. Bledo zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa ovocná, citrusová a jemne korenistá. V chuti som cítil ovocie citrusové a liči - ako často hovorí môj kamarát pivný :) Celkom pitné pivo.