Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel and phenol, diacital and maybe some hop herbalness. Butterscotch and bubble gum rule the day with popcorn butter closing it off. Gets a bit better in the finishes with a decent English hop bitterness that sticks round for a while. Could be good but too much diacital.
willisread (2931) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold to light amber with a small white head. Caramel and toasted toffee with some peppery hops on the nose. Taste is dry with some malty sweetness and a lightly bitter finish. Maybe a little too much carbonation for the style? Enjoyable though.
shoulderbroken (3981) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 Bottle from shop at Morioka station. Thanks K. Golden coloured with small bubbly off white real ale looking head. Aroma is malty, slight spiciness. Taste is quite nice, little bit of bitterness, malty again, brown bread, bit of caramel. Quite a good impression of a bitter, but maybe not quite there as I don’t like bitters really and this is nicer. Rerate on tap Oct 16. Much nicer! Lovely taste, British caramel maltiness which lingers, initial light hoppy bite. Very enjoyable. Caramel is very distinct rather than just giving a hint of sweetness. Good stuff.
AndySnow (7068) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tanakaya, Tokyo. Golden colour with a white head. Spicy, caramel aroma. Flavour is spice, caramel, hops.
KyotoLefty (9634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 Tap at Qbrick, March 19, 2009. Looks and tastes like a zwicklbier to me. Cloudy orange color. Very bitter hops, with a yeasty richness. Long, bitter finish. Some citrus and other fruits. OK aroma hops as well. Excellent. I could drink a gallon. (This is called an Enlgish ale on the website! It is definitely not the same beer as in yester-years! It also is completely different from the bottle.)
Capa (2939) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with a touch of red and little head. Aroma was caramel, bubblegum, and sweet orange. Flavor was sweet, subtle hops, caramel and muted orange. Medium body. Meh, wasn’t bad, wasn’t great.
TimE (5372) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber color. Thin head. Butter popcorn and caramel dominate nose. Over powering with the dyctyle through out with a big caramel finish. Pass, this is not my type of beer.