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Brewed by Osaka Kuni no Cho / Kotobuki Shuzo
Style: Kölsch
Osaka, Japan


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from Yamaya, as "Kuninocho Kura Kolsch." Lightly fruity and funky nose (infected?) Hazy light straw color. Thin fruity sourness, some light citrus peel, and a flattish funky finish. Thin body. Well.... it ain’t supposed to be a sour... but it is. Something gone wrong with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle in osaka. it had just a hint more fruitiness than your average lager but not much to distinguish it really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Keyaki. Interesting. Smells surprisingly sweet for the style. Grainy though, and the taste is dry and floury as expected. Just that initial whiff of something like strawberry which is a bit confusing. Still nice enough though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Not much happening in the nose- perhaps yeast, sea water, bit of grain. Finely carbonated, quite smooth on the palate. Not really fruity, but fresh, with wheat, and what seemed like corn. Nice, but not a patch on their kinjo gold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4985) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
Draft at the brewery. It has a nice golden straw color with a fluffy white head. Mild carbonation & it is fairly true to style. A grassy hay like flavor, thin mouth feel. It is ok. I think it is light & refreshing but drinking it on a cold winter day is disappointing, it is a beer made for a hot summer day. It’s decent but I think that their Gold is by far their best brew. I don’t buy craft beers to drink middle of the road lagers...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
BC from the offie in Namba Ocat, Osaka, drank back home. Brass pour slightly filmy with bits under a low white head. Slightly edgy, equine, manure and lily-hinting aroma. Lambic and metallic streaks over marmalade-like fruit. Fruity and lightly acidic with some strange, muddy hops and yeast; apricot and grassy notes, a metallic tang, a long cashew-accented aftertaste. Flawed, overly yeasty, a bit unclean..but drinkable. Could be any one of hundreds of yeasty English BC bitters to be fair.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Opaque Gold, Sour yeast citrus smell- Not very pleasent. Frothy. Sour/bitter taste with a hint of nutty. Melon, grass, and paper, wheat, hay. Not really pleasent to drink and leaves me wanting something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Bottle at Hotel Tokyu Inn, Osaka – alone Mette is sleeping. Cloudy golden – white head. Fruity, light wheaty, citrus, orange, yeasty, grainy, bread, light zesty bitterness, cardboard, hay, grassy hoppy. OK.....ReRate: Bottle at Kimi Ryokan, Ikebukuro. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Diacetyl. Buttery. Ok hoppy. Light malty. Toasted notes. Hay. Citrus. Grassy. Sour/off/diacetyl again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2009
Medium golden color, tall, fine head, just a touch cloudy. Faint aroma of light malt and ok hops. Malt is warm and slightly sweet, a bit grainy and fruity. Mellow, round flavor and mouthfeel. Buttery, caramel, some fruit—melon? Mild hops. Smooth and refreshing, though nicely balanced and rich. Not immediately recognizeable as Koelsch, Not really outstanding, but solid and interesting enough.

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