KyotoLefty (9140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CBM Koenji. Nose of lemon, cedar, spruce tips, light butter. Woody and resiny. Very resiny flavor, lemon. Interesting. Fizzy and soft carbo. Don’t want a lot, but interesting.
shoulderbroken (3664) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Tap at the brewery. Pale blond, slight cloudiness, small white head. Aroma is pine, bit of lemon. Taste is quite crisp, doesn’t have as much bitterness as the aroma suggests but it does build up further down the glass. Nice and grainy. Bit of a thirst quencher. Not bad. Tried again at the Utsunomiya Beer Fest in 2016. Spicy and peppery aroma. Taste is crazy. Creamy, spicy very weird. Unique experience. Seems it was quite different! Scores pretty much the same though.