motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on cask at the nakameguro taproom, tokyo. amber with no head but some light lacing, earthy, doughy aroma with some wet hay character, hints of doughy caramel, modest bitterness, a good interpretation of the style but a bit bland compared to some of their other offerings
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nakameguro.
Maris Otter, wheat, amber, crystal malts. Real ale. 28 IBU. Light Amber color with lace head. Huge fuggles aroma with a touch of malt. Flavor of hops, with a medium malt, caramel, a touch of wheat, chocolate and citrus fruit. Caramel chocolate finish with decent malt and a lot of hops. The hops dominate, but nicely balanced. Good, delicate malt character. Smooth, and served in the good temperature. A bit too light flavored, but a nice summer drink.
TimE (5711) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Citrusy nose with some apple characteristics, plus some subtle winey notes. Light, hoppy body. Fruity aggressive bitter finish. Nice and refreshing, with some character.