JaKeAFC (1049) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Can at kyoto station. Straight from can. I think very pale color with bubbly head. Aroma is weirf somehow resembling sake with apple and pear and some floral tones, light bitterness in the finish. Thin watery texture sustained carbonation dry finish. Peculiar at least but not really appealing.
Zilb (223) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bue en cannette au Japon. Biere utilisant des levures de sake. Odeur de sake. Pas de mousse et couleur pale. Final tres seche et acide, sur le sake. Interessant mais pas de longueur en bouche, pas damertume et trop acide a mon gout
alex_leit (3059) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma: sake, fruits, rice. Taste: malt, rice, sake and mushrooms.
GoufCustom (1771) - HONG KONG - AUG 11, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle with pull-tap bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear light golden colour with a very small ring of dirt like yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds. Fair good lacing and very slight carbonation; Fragrant light malt, with pear and apples esters, floral, light sweet rice soup and strong sake yeast; Close to light sweet taste of very light malt, with very light rice wine, floral, thin pear ester, shades of sugar, sake yeast, light lemon, fair bitter hops and light grass; Close to light body. Smooth and quite slick palate; Mouth feel is light maltyness in a slightly soapy background, filled by sake-yeast induced light rice-winey esters which lighten things up considerably. Light floral, low sweetness and light lemon to round. Interesting!... Hoppiness is floral in nose. Light lemon, floral and light grass in taste; Bitterness is light to fair for an abrupt, low astringent estery finish; Fairly dry after taste. Fairly easy to mouth.
Comments: This light beer is pretty much saved / fired up by sake yeast to boost some interesting fruity aroma and rice-winey taste. Better than most macro Pales of course, but with a more beefed-up malt base would it a lot tastier. Drinkable.
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy golden, slightly hazy, it of foam. Aroma has some flowery grain character. Some wet cardboard also. Taste is relatively light, slightly grassy and has some yeasty character - not your usual lager, which is a definite plus. Still drink easy and does not have awful lot of character. Again, I think I got a fresh can this time, feels quite nice.
hawthorne00 (3666) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pale gold with a large white head. Grainy aroma with apples, some pepper. Thin, fizzy. Normally that much apple in the aroma of a golen lager means get ready for the cardboard, but not here. Still pretty bland with pre-ground pepper at the end and mushy apples throughout.
biirusaikou (2641) - - APR 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Kyoto station. Feels like the sake yeast twist gives it a pretty strong sweet apple character, not really my thing but half drinkable by omiyage beer standards...
visionthing (4957) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle (labeled "Flavor of Sake Brewery") from Pothouse, Tallinn. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. A bit unusual - fairly fruity and grainy with some yeasty notes, hints of ripe apples and mild spices. Moderate sweet with a bit unfamiliar flavours, a light acidity and mild bitterness. Fairly drinkable and somewhat refreshing, but hardly a favourite.
andrepintado (2995) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Lisbon. Clear gold color. Persistent white head. Medium bitterness. Aroma is floral, malty, Hoppy. Small interesting bacteria aroma.
Marduk (6773) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy golden color. Medium size, fluffy white head, stays. Sweet, straw, alcohol? sourish in aroma. Sourish, grainy, malty, papery, sweet in taste. Mild apples and sake feeling in aftertaste. Perfumey mouthfeel. Drinkable, but nothing exceptional.