shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from one of my students. Thanks Nanae! Golden coloured with off-white head that goes quite quickly. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel maltiness, bit herbal and a touch of citrus hops. Taste is more caramel and a bit of toffee too. Honey in the sweetness. Not much bitterness. Pretty drinkable though. Would be a good thirst quencher and if I was given this at a picnic rather than a super dry I would be pretty satisfied.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Tea-like leafiness subtly finds its way into this generic brew’s crisp body, producing feeble flavor and bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam settles atop the misty golden.
-Light citrus is found upon closer inspection.
-Drinkability is sky high, but mostly because the beer lacks flavor.
-The fierce bubbling increases drinkability as well.
-Malts offer mild honey as well.
-This may not be much of Pale Ale, but you can’t fault it for being poorly executed.