KansaiBeerLvrs (5580) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle in Kansai, as well as draft at festivals. A golden brew that while fairly clear has an earthy vegetal sansho character which gives it a not so palatable bitter flavor. I remember having this a few times and coming away more disappointed than impressed... Marheb (6343) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
(Une bouteille à Beer Komachi): Assez débalancé an faveur des sucres, plus spécifiquement pain tranché brun américain, beaucoup d’Earl Grey et une touche de chair de poivron vert. La finale est sans histoire. Pas de défauts tel quel mais pas d’artifice non plus. GoufCustom (2312) - HONG KONG - SEP 18, 2016
Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2016
330ml bottle bought at LY Drinks & Bites’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2016.
Cloudy hazy straw golden colour with a cloud of sediments; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing and slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with perfume, tangerine, ginger, grapefruit flesh and soda, peppercorn, floral, sugar, spices and light biscuits; Mid to light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with fair peppercorn, light grapefruits, floral, light sugar, spices, light herbs, biscuits, light lemon, light bitter hops and grass; Light body. Thin palate; Mouth Feel is fair to light Ale maltyness in a watery background. Sodaish grapefruits with a touch of peppercorn. Fruity sweet, spicy and herbal. Light lemon to round. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is perfume, tangerine, grapefruit, floral and spices in nose. Light grapefruits, floral, spices, herbs, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is light for an abrupt, low-fi astringent spicy finish; fairly dry after taste. Peppery and quite easy to mouth.
Comments: A light Ale with sansho replacing much of hops, this one peppery character is subtle, rather the perfumey and herbal citrus characters dominate. Easy to enjoy, but I wish there’s more sansho to spice it up just like Kagua Rouge. Drinkable.
Aroma: Sansho--ginger, light pepper, citrus.
Flavor: Grain, sansho, lemon and grapefruit.
Comment: Dry spicy finish and well balanced. jinroh (2588) - ESTONIA - APR 17, 2016
Poured golden, maybe a bit hazy. Aroma was quite strong sansho, herbal and spicy, a bit of citrus. Taste is quite similar, mainly herbal and spices are dominating. Body itself is in the background and not really that interesting. I had a baked bread with pesto paste with that beer and that paired wonderfully, herbal characters from the beer and from the snack blended really nicely and taste was elevated a lot. Otherwise more like a curiosity, could drink one pint but maybe not that motivated to have several.
Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has light ginger and subtle black pepper. Taste is lightly herbal straw. Plain. skatanarchy (212) - - MAY 1, 2015
이와테 쿠라 브루어리- 재패니스 허브 에일 산쇼 5% ABV 산초가 들어간 스파이스 허브 에일.입으로 들어가 목으로 넘기는 과정보다 마시고 기다리는 엔딩후가 포인트.맥주가 지나간 혀위에 남는 알알한 산초의 기운
병꼭지에서 도는 엷은 시트러스+흑후& 스파이시향. 황금빛 바디, 조밀하지만 재빨리 사그라드는 헤드,드라이한 시작, 유자-감귤류, 비터한 테일.마시고 나면 목구멍안까지 화한기분. 파인스파이스 홉이나 후추류의 스파이스 감과는 완연히 다른 산초의 매력
willisread (3949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle from the little standing bar/bottle shop in the basement of Tokyo station. Hazy gold with a medium-sized off-white head. Slight sansho aroma with a hint of herbal aroma (oregano)? Medium body with a good light and crisp refreshing feel on the palate. Spice comes through really nicely and melds with the peppery dry finish. Sledutah (8082) - Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle at a local Sushi restaurant biirusaikou (2705) - - OCT 14, 2014
Cloudy golden with a big off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruit, herbal and floral. Flavor is floral, grains, herbal and sweet malts
Fruity hops and dry peppery nose. Apricot, nutty malt, plenty of sansho spice, bitter finish. Interesting ale, quite creamy on the palate early on but the spice slowly gets a bit overwhelming.