KansaiBeerLvrs (5234) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2017
2015 vintage shared at an Asahiya Event. Beautiful clear blonde n color with a spicy aroma. The taste is very well defined coriander but it is not overpowering. Quite drinkable. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2017
Tap at Japan Brewers Cup. Aroma is saison yeastiness, light spice. Taste is good. Bon voeux like. Bublegum, fruity. Good stuff. Seems like I’m in the majority in liking this. jonno (2843) - JAPAN - JAN 6, 2017
2013 botlle. Loco always comes across a bit homebrewerish to me and whilst that quality is here, this is about as good a Japanese Saison there is not coming out of Shiga. willisread (3459) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a mostly clear copper with almost no head. Light herbal and clove driven aromas. Low carbonation with a medium body. ABV is well hidden. Lots of caramel and sweet malt. Not my kind of beer and feels more like a Belgian strong ale, but pretty unique in Japan I have to say. Interested to see how different the bottle is as well. dfearnley (2244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle to tulip
Light sourness, pepper, gourd, and sweetgrass. Reddish amber thin whiye head. Plum, currants, yeast, and apricot,
Ferris (16066) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle - Plum, hay and some spice. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Plum, some dried fruit and spice. Not bad, but not particularly interesting. KyotoLefty (10517) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle at Asahiya. Lemony hop nose, somewhat reminiscent of Dupont. Spicy yeast, bread, apples. Cloudy amber-orange color. Estery Belgian yeast flavor, spicy, caramel, peaches, lemon, lemon, apple cider. Thick and oily.
nittoh (17) - JAPAN - DEC 11, 2013
Phenolic, a little bit spicy aroma.
Deep orange, a little bit cloudy. Head is almost non.
Residual sweetness but the finish is dry. Rich malt flavor. Phenolic from yeast.
Hop character is non. Full body and warmly from high alcohol content.
It was released late Nov. 2013 so should mature until next spring.