GenkiGonzo (110) - Kyoto, - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Great hoppy aroma. Well balanced and crisp taste that lasts. Nice malts and almost no noticeable alcohol. Great wee tipple.
Westkyoto77 (408) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fantastic aromas of hops, some malt and hay. Quite smooth palate, finishes clean. Pretty well balanced, alcohol hardly noticeable. Should have has it a little colder, but still really delicious. Damn fine drop.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - JUL 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 10 days ago. More a premium lager, albeit with high quality than most. Lots of honey, biscuit malts with a very soft noble hop finish. Very straight forward. I like hoppier styles in this category, but I can see it is well made. Also same price (500 yen) as their aromatic and bock beers - this pricing policy always confuses me. I’ll stick with those aforementioned beers.
worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt and hop smell. Light gold colour. Enjoyable taste. Bitter citrus and dry. Some honey. Some bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable. High quality
tmoreau (2065) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Short 12 oz. bottle with an interesting ringed cap. Poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster with a hazed, light gold color, bubbly, white head foam that also displayed a little creaminess, and curtainy rings of lacing. The aroma was some light grain and pils malt, hints of tart apple, with a touch of spice. The flavor added some strong hop bitterness & dryness that favorably grew on me as I continued imbibing. With a body that was medium to light and carbonation that was effervescent, this Pils was nicely crisp, clean, and refreshing.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 On tap at the Best Beer Selection, March 2011, Osaka.
A very hoppy Pilsner with very nice malt character as well. Grainy with biscuits. Nicely bitter finish that lasts long, though more balanced than previously. Nicely done and interesting enough, especially the finish, which is very bold, especially for Japan. Nice fruit as well. A step up from the old version.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a fierce and fast diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Fruity and flowery hop flavours with good bitterness. Fizzy. A well-made and sufficiently complex pilsener.