KansaiBeerLvrs (5387) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2015
Outsider Innkeeper Bitter 6% willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2015
700 yen for 410ml on tap at Len Kawaramachi. A deep gold with a thick creamy white head of foam. The aroma is fruity with grainy biscuity notes. Medium bodied with a slightly scratchy mouthfeel. The taste is sweet, malty fruit and grains. OK.
On tap at CBM Jimbocho. Clear golden yellow with a medium white foamy head. Big aromas of rice and nihonshu with floral notes present as well. Fairly dry on the palate with the sweetness from the rice coming through loud and strong. Dry finish with nice carbonation. An average pils with the rice notes coming through too strongly. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at Good Beer Faucets, Shibuya. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Light sweetness. Grassy. Light honey. Light bitterness. Toasted. Bread. Knækbrød. Light fruity. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2014
Tap at CBM Jinbocho. Not really bitter, light sweetness and some citrus. Slightly floral. Bit of washing up liquid. Further down maltiness appears, caramel and biscuit. Alright but don’t get the bitter bit. Ferris (16687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft - Pale malt and grain. Clear gold with little head. A grainy lager with bitterness. No real hop aroma or flavour, just bitterness. As a pilsner goes, the bitterness works but no flavour is added.
TimE (6163) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2013
Deep golden color. Moderately hoppy nose, but not as aggressive as I was expecting. The mouth is med- full with decent malt backbone. Moderate bitter finish. Overall ok, but not as aggressively hopped as I would have liked. Still refreshing and nice. jonno (2957) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
Wow, this is good. Has that je na sais quoi to it. The nose is grainy and a bit grassy. Doesn’t give much away. The delight is in the smoothness, the richness of the malt a good solidness to the finish and again, that rich, undefinable quality. A well put together and moreish beer and something I can hope drink more of in the near future. hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - MAY 18, 2012
Draft at Tadg’s. Pretty hefty palate for a pilsner, but very tasty. Probably the best Japanese pilsner I’ve had, though that’s not saying much. KyotoLefty (10718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at the Kyoto craft Beer Festival, 2012. maekchu (4064) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2012
Cloudy, deep gold. Nice noble hop nose, grains, grass. Nise sweet malt with big bitterness. Really flavorful and hoppy, with a prickly bitter finish. Great drinkablilty. Love it.
On tap at the Craft Beer Festa Kyoto. Strong grassy nose, with some hoppiness. Clear as a bell, thin yellow. Great initial bite of flavor, smooths out in mid palate, and lingers a bit with a fairly distinctive Pils character. Medium body. Nicely done by one of Japan’s newest brewing outfits.