KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Keyaki Hiroba Autumn Festival 2012. Cloudy peach-salmon color, fine head. Fruity nose, citrus, acid, peach, light funk—as if there were wild yeast used, but there isn’t. Sweet-sour flavor, peach, grapefruit, barnyard funk. Delicious, balanced, lambic-like with a full mouth, smooth, and a bitter hop finish. Excellent.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery bar. Hazy light amber/orange colour with touch of red in there. Head is fluffy off-white dotted with flecks of yama momo I guess, adding a pink tinge to it. Aroma is plum, slight funk, bit of bread malt. Taste is lovely. Little bit sour, lots of plum, nice fruit bits in it. Nice sweet element too. Very smooth and the inclusion of the bits of fruit are very nice. Slight vinous element. Very drinkable. Refreshing and tasty. Lovely.