KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Japan Brewers Cup. Aroma is saison yeastiness, light spice. Taste is good. Bon voeux like. Bublegum, fruity. Good stuff. Seems like Iím in the majority in liking this.
jonno (2732) - JAPAN - JAN 6, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (3247) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (2034) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Light sourness, pepper, gourd, and sweetgrass. Reddish amber thin whiye head. Plum, currants, yeast, and apricot,
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.