jredmond (5812) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter urine hops. Sweet caramel notes. Golden body. Golden baby. The great golden baby body.
Cybercat (3649) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an attractive clear dark amber. I couldn’t get much of a head, though. Crisp aroma is malty with a fruity note that seems to be equal parts pear and plum. Flavor is mainly malty and has a fruity undertone - I caught a hint of plum and a touch of pear. Texture is smooth with average body and fizz, but still enjoyable. Had at a good sushi bar in Atlanta - not world class, but still worthy if you happen to spot it.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma. Malt and summer/tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied. Summer/tropical fruit lingers with light malt.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can with James. Very flat and corny/malty. Does not really taste all that much like a beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pours an ambered gold. Very floral hoppy smell. Similar taste. Quite a bit of ginger. Very japanese.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: November 09, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, lots of citrus hops, crystal sweetness, floral
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, citrus, orange, light bitterness, light spicyness, touch of sticky pine
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Ernest (6484) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Popeye Tokyo (rated Apr 2008).
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (orange, apricot), with a note of cantaloupe.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Lovely fruity aroma, nice appearance and mouthfeel...all around a very pleasant beer at least in cask form (haven’t had it from can).
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 From tap at Barley in Kobe. Orange amber colour with a bit white fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, orange, tangerine and a hint of biscuit malt. Taste is also fruity, but with a bit of caramel sweetness too and quite creamy. Very smooth in the mouth, nice texture, slightly oily. As you get down the glass the fruitiness fades slightly and you start to get a bit of funkiness in the aroma and maltiness increases.
Had again this evening and was surprised how nice it was for a easily available cheap beer. Will definitely have again.
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can - $4.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clouded, medium-dark amber body with a sudsy, ivory-hued head. Light lacing as it goes.
Smell: Lightly sweet-scented biscuity-toned malts with a glaze of amber honey and chiefly orangey hops.
Taste: Bready, biscuity malts with a fair amount of honeyed sweetness, though it joins some floral accents for a taste of honeysuckle. Sweet orange, slight lemon from the hops, but a bit of herb pushed into the background. Modestly bitter, leaving it to finish out faintly sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing, pleasant, though rather cost-prohibitive for regular consumption at nearly five bucks a can (but still pleasant to try).
minihame2 (235) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 Nice golden brown colour with a white head. Aroma has some pine and fruit to it, very fresh. Taste is weak with light carbonation, kind of disappointing after the rich aroma. Watery mouthfeel. Anyway, this is still one of my favourite Japanese market beers.