Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Kölsch
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is Kyoto’s first craft beer. Kölsch is slightly fruity aroma. Soft and smooth taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7603) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottled 330ml. -from 8 a Huit Val Thorens. Unclear yellow/golden coloured, medium sized white head, some canned corn in the nose. Sweetish malty, bready, light grassy hops and notes of hay with touch of fruits in rather short and almost neutral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (1076) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2016
Can from lawson as Kizakura kyoto pale ale for 320 yen. Golden color fine white head persisrent and lacing. Light haze. Aroma is uncertain ale a bit sour vaguely fruity, it would not be surprising if they used sake yeast. Light body creamy texture light bitter carbonated extra dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
invinoveritas (148) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle served cold. Pours a pale yellow with a foamy but far from magnificent head. Muted aroma and quite thin on the palate. Well carbonated with notes of grapefruit. Not particularly interesting not to say not refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MayumiH (1208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Can in Kyoto. It’s a pretty light, thin pale ale. A bit sweet. A bit bitter. Crisp finish. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (737) - - OCT 30, 2016
Can. Kyoto, Japan. Pours pale amber yellow and opaque as hefeweizen with a medium white foam residing. Scent is an interesting and seemingly unique complexion of saison or maybe even berry fruit notes. Taste is a strange complexion with half lager properties and half saison but dry and a bit like tonic. Surprisingly strange beer. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alex_leit (3407) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color, good white foam. Aroma: malty, a little spice and pear, sweet, spicy. Taste: sweet, malt, corn, slightly sour, slightly fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (5075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2016
33cl bottle from eDrinks, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small, but dense, white head. Mild malty aroma with some fruity notes and hints of sour berries. Moderate sweet with fairly low flavour intensity and a light bitterness. Nothing to interesting going on here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Can of "Gold". Hazy, dull gold, light apple nose, not a lot of maltiness. Dull, yeasty, kinda sour. Just a poorly made beer, unimpressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (1026) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2016
330ml bottle from TIKS. Slightly hazy dark yellow colour. Modest white head. Caramel, malts, herbal notes, sourness in the aroma. Malty, sweet beginning. Caramel, hints of grass, herbal notes, sweetness, hints of bread and caramel in the end. Sweet, malty aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, quite sweet, not refreshing beer with quite messy palate. Not bad, but not good brew either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1873) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2016

330 ml bottle with pull-tap bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Translucent straw golden colour with a crust of yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and active carbonation; Pungent and sweet aroma of malt, with strong caramel, dark fruits, pears, light mustiness, chemical, strong floral, sugar, bread, yeast, lemon and fair grass; Medium sweet taste of Ale malt, with grains, light honey, light dark fruits, yellow fruits, floral, molasses, bread, strong yeast, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass; Close to medium body. Slick and creamy palate; Mouth feel is good Ale maltyness in a pretty thick and smooth background, with good clean lager-ish character to the tongue. Notable good touch of dark and yellow fruit esters, strong floral and just right sweetness. Bready with quite lemony to round. Pretty nice!... Hoppiness is strong floral, lemon and fair grass in nose, and stronger in taste; Bitterness is pretty strong for a lasting, mid to high astringent sweet malty finish; Fairly dry after taste; Sweet fruity and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a pretty faithfully-brewed Koelsch, with good head and body, strong Ale maltyness, clean lager-ish taste, nice fruity esters and strong hoppy end. Just the chemy aroma from the yeast is the real minus, otherwise it stand tall with the real German ones. Nice!

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