KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.3% part of the 800 yen sampler at Numazu Taproom. Cask. A nice mellow auburn color with a beige filmy head. The nose is malty, nutty, caramel not really sweet. Low carbonation but velvety mouthfeel with a nutty, bitter, earthy taste. Really easy drinking stuff, this is a true cask ale, you really get a sense of this being a living ale. Nice but the lack of overt carbonation & being served fairly close to room temperature means people who aren’t familiar with cask ales may be thrown for a loop.
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderately hopped, earthy, rounded, light vert enjoyable and balanced. Definitely one of the better bitters on handpump from Baird.