melush (4065) - SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Botellas de 33 cl. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, un toque de caramelo, ligeramente amargo. Comprada en una enoteca en JR Nagoya Takashimaya maekchu (3906) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2017
Kind of a novelty act, I suppose. Some umami, soy-like aroma, with slightly rich fruit, maybe plums and raisins. Medium dark brown, tan head. Light notes of dark fruits and, again. A bit of the umami from the miso. Just a little salty. Thin-medium body. Interesting and unusual, but not terribly like a lager. evergreen0199 (3365) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from my wifes relative in Nagoya, Japan. A dark amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes fruity, caramel, malty and yet very Japanese. Couldn’t really detect the red miso though. An interesting brew that is quite hard to describe, enjoyable nevertheless. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
@ GJBF 2007. Reminds me of a weizen, but with something added...like miso (I guess). Banana and sweet malts, with some yeast. Spices are noticeable in the flavor, but the miso adds something I’ve never experianced before. Really interesting. Not bad, actually. Davros (3178) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours murky brown with a large lasting creamy head and big chunks of sediment.
Nose shows loads of rich malt. Lots of caramel, prunes, figs, caramelised apples, treacle and a big melanoidin character.
Similarly malty flavours, lots more of the above fruit and caramel, almost candy-like. Also a savoury character shows along with some soft alcohol. Finishes weakly though with a hint of cardboard.
Nice med-high carbonation suits the beer well.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Taster at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011. Cloudy mid brown appearance. Very soft savory nose - malty with a hint of meat. Interesting flavour - buckwheat, dried beef jerky, woody fig notes (like a Belgian dubbel). kevinsenn (2209) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is mostly caramel, with lots of lager. Caramel and toasty taste, some savouriness, dry lagery finish. Not bad! davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Excellent beer. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Brown, with a frothy white head. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
It pours hazy dark amber, with red highlights, low carbonation and a foamy beige head. Smell of Caramel and plum, figs and brown suger. Dry feel, Huge range of Taste. Melon, cherry, chocolate, berries (strawberry) and a sweet dry aftertaste. Very enjoyable. There is a miso flavour in the back but its subtle. jinroh (1578) - ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
330 ml bottle from Seijo Ishii @ Nagoya station. Red miso lager - I wonder how this miso was used in the brewing process? It definitely pours a bit red, well, more like reddish brown to be exact. Hazy, foam with some brown notes, dissipating fast. Aroma is quite sweet, some alcohol, cookies and peach. When it gets warmer then aroma improves, there is something salty now, also sweet flowers. Taste sensation is strong at first but not so much when I try to elaborate. Fruity, malty - but not too sweet. Can I taste some umami? Somehow it doesn’t feel to be very balanced, a bit rough from the edges. Aftertaste is bitter and quite short. Hoppy and watery. Overall, interesting take and I salute for using local Japanese ingredients to make this beer more interesting. I do like the idea and concept - but I also think that it is possible to improve from here.