gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 First rating
Can, thanks to deft! On June 5, 2010
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Herbal aftertaste. Rather nice.
35 cl can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.05, purchased late December 2012.
Hazy deep golden color, yellow head. Sweet, hoppy, fresh scent. Hoppy, bitter, fruity taste. Bitter aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored with big yellow head. Rich hopped aroma with flowers and even some piney lemony note, very good aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is chocolaty-caramelly in start, aftertaste turns to hopped with flowers, some dry grass also lasts. Well, nice start to Tokyo trip.
Nisse666 (3543) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can AP: amber/golden, wee white head. AR: malt, hops F: malt, hops, medium + bitterness, caramel, fruitiness
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Sweetish IPA - not much bitterness. Slightly dissapointed there was not more to this after the lovely Tokyo Black earlier in the year but decent nontheless.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes while sampling@Popeye’s, Tokyo, but also sampled @K6, Kyoto, Feb.09. Very small head compared to K6 where the head was beautifully thick and creamy. Discussed with bartender. No added carbonation @ Popeye’s to serve the real ale way. Anyway. it pours clear dark golden. Lovely inviting aroma of caramel and flowers. Sweet taste and some alcohol. good bitterness over the tongue. Recommended.
BrennanF. (5) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My wife brought this back for me from Tokyo. It pours a deep, golden color, similar to Boddingtons. It has a light, fizzy head and smells kind of fruity. First sip…spicey and complex. The fruity flavors are as evident in the taste as they are in the smell. Is it perhaps a little bit yeasty? This beer sort of reminds me of Boulder Beer’s Hazed and Infused. It’s hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. It’s very good. Yona Yona was sweet, fruity, slightly yeasty, and hoppy. Like I said, it’s complex.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Popeye. Cloudy amber - white head. Grape fruity, medium hoppy, resin, bitterness, toasted, amber malts, sweetness, citrussy, smooth body. A bit plain...... Again: Can at Hotel Tokyu Inn, Osaka – shared with Mette.
Toasted, knækbrød, resin, sweetness, caramel, light candy, nice hoppy, resin, grass, light woody, nice malty. Very nice hoppy. Smooth light bitter finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had on cask at Footnik Pub in Ebisu Tokyo.
Poured a heavily cloudy pale amber color. Far too dark for a Pal Ale. Lighting wasnt good, so it may have been the reason.
Nose was great, seeing the hop profile it is a little surprising, i got lots of pine and a hint of citrus. Nose was fantastic.
Taste is strong on smooth and creamy toffee notes, hints of vanilla, nice finish of bitter pine hops. Really a great beer and holds up well to the hand pump well.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(can - 12 oz) Courtesy of KyotoLefty. Slightly cloudy orange color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is mild and citrusy but with a nice hop backbone. Flavor begins with a nice hints of citrus and malts, moving smoothly to a malty and lightly flowery middle. Finishes clean without a lot of overpowering hop notes.
douglas88 (5138) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can brought over from Japan thanks to Koji, thanks man! Pours a bright apricot color with a thick white head. The aroma is nice; lots of fresh hops, light caramel and a touch of fruit. The flavor is crisp, clean and tasty; lots of citrus hops, lightly bitter, a lighter aspect of caramel malts and a tangy bitter finish. Quite refreshing and very tasty. This one surprised me a bit- very nice.