Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
A: This brew appears clear (perhaps a very light haze) and yellow hued with a half inch of white, fluffy head. As the head slowly recedes, it leaves a nice trail of lacing in its wake.
S: What can I say? It smells like a Japanese rice lager - slightly sweet, mild grain, a hint of a vegetal scent.
T: A mediocre beer. The aroma and flavor are a tad bolder than what I have experienced in other macro produced lagers of this genre. Even so, my small glass was more than enough.
M: Thin in body, with an adequate level of carbonation. The aftertaste is slightly odd.
D: Fun to try, but not particularly enjoyable. While it wasn’t terrible, I won’t be having this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-24-2011 Ratman197 (14964) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bomber poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, crackers, citrus, floral notes and light spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, straw, floral notes and light citrus with a crisp dry finish. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
(Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin). Pours clear straw yellow with a massive, chunky white head. Looks like an extra-light Light beer its so pale. Aroma is tartness, rice, bread. Taste is tart and a little bit of spice. Its almost berliner weisse-like. I can’t believe that is intentional though. Very thin with a dry finish. This bottle wasn’t bad, but again, I think something went wrong with this beer. Wrong in a good way. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Name: Yabun Kitsune (Night Fox)
Date: April 06, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, streaks f drippy lace
Aroma: dry pale malt aroma, light floral hops, touch of spicyness, hint of sulphur
Flavor: light sweet pale malt flavor, balancing floral hops, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Served in a snifter.
Pours a pale straw-yellow color with the slightest bit of a white head and a bit of lacing. After that, adjuncts galore. The nose is sickening in its amount of old rice character. The taste doesn’t make this any better--it’s just a bit of plain white rice and a bit of off astringency in the finish. Light body with moderate carbonation and a terrible finish. Not a good beer and definitely not something I’d have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-26-2011
dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle calls it a "Japanese Style Pilsener". Also, the name must stand for Night Fox. This is a mostly flat beer, not a lot of flavor one way or the other, just an okay beer. A little orangeish. Eh.