Stew41 (1754) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ushi Tora (Yen 950). Again a very well made cask / hand pulled ale. Low fizz and fruits are quite subdued; rather ’flat’ relative to the Baird ESB sampled recently. Still, at the risk of sounding like a broken record very well made and wholly quaffable.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from a Natural Lawson convenience store in Shinjuku. Soft pine hops and stone fruit in the nose. Amarillo hops, mango, bready and caramel malt. Dry, mildly bitter. Tingly carbonation and light-ish body. Would love to try this again as I don’t think the can did it justice.
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Healthy Spirits. Pours amber wit a decent beige head and a bready aroma. There is a sweet toffee flavor and a carbonated slightly bitter finish. A good session beer.
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Amber pour with a short, fizzy white head. Aroma is soft spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt and fruit notes. Taste is more spicy hops, sweet malt, chewy caramel, dried fruit and grains. Body is light-medium with a soft, fizzy carbonation. Finishes with more grains, toasted malt, chewy caramel and fruit notes.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Scored this one in Kyoto. Well balanced, malt biscuit, caramel sweetness all adds to this good hoppy pale ale. Very enjoyable, glad I found it.
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 330ml. Very nice beer. Aromas of apricot, biscuit, and caramel. Taste is mostly sweet, with good length. Palate is velvety, ticklish, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Draught at Aldgate. Clear amber - offwhite head.
Caramel. Bread. Fruity. Light hoppy. Citrus. Nice malty. Light bitterness. Ok......ReRate: 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.
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Popeye, Oct 2009. Light citric nose.
Very pretty amber breaking perfecly, lacing head.
Citrus, grass medium body, smooth.
Good body, preferable to many English casks.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On hand-pull at Beer Belly (Osaka). A creamy palate, the malt in juicy with a slight touch of chalkiness. The fruity slowly comes through, with a moderate bitterness in the finish.
Tim Webb (233) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice wee pale ale with that American flavor but made in the Japanese Alps. It is this last fact that raises the beer up above its US counterparts in my view. Brewing hoppy beers in a markt that tht likes hophead beers is a lot less risky that brewing them for a market that thinks Asahi Super Dry is the tops.