Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Pale Lager
Tokyo, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
炭焼き麦芽仕込 麦芽100%  Made with Charcoal Roasted Malts.  All-malt beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (7481) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Grassy herbal aroma with perfumy fruity notes. Jasmine, too, perhaps? Dry-sweet jasmine taste with apple and straw notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy herbal aftertaste with jasmine and apple notes. Quite nice, but nothing special. (0.35l can, I think from a shop in Tokyo Station.)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bought at 7Eleven on Nathan Rd, Kowloon Hong Kong on 1/15/11, so evidently its not retired, although I did get the last tall boy. In fair credit, the can did say 2010-2011 limited edition. Its so funny calling a pale lager a winter brew, err, I mean tale. Pours golden with copious amounts of white foam in true pale loser, I mean lager, fashion. The bubbles are large, empty, and pop quickly. The aroma is of dirty grain, grass, dirt, and malt. The flavor is large, bitter sweet, and offensive. It finishes chewy. I could go for a Tsing Tao.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (4117) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2011-2012 edition Smuggled back in my sister in laws suitcase, thanks Terry! Pours a crystal clear golden color with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly despite the constant stream of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Pretty weak aroma, light grainy malt with a hint of toast and a mild sweetness. Taste is grainy toasty and sweet just like the aroma promised. Finish is fairly dry but leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue. Spirited level of carbonation, light body with a lightly sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Really nothing special or objectionable. Its not bad, in fact I have had macros that are much worse. I could drink this if I had to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (3774) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2012
Can. 2011-2012 version. Hay, some mild pils-like malt. Very pale straw, clear, slow steady carbonation, with a very light frost of head. Flavors of mild malt with just a tinge of hops. Very tiny aftertaste, which melts away as fast as sleet in the spring-time air. Not really bad, but not very interesting. Another J macro seasonal -- without much seasoning. Might be better in summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
EdKing (2531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Can of the 2011-2012 version. Did not start new listing as its the same ABV. Piss weak pale yellow with big white foaming head. Nose is very grainy (husks, barley grain) and a slight lemon aroma. Taste is strange. Sort of sweet perfumey lager. Very weak and light bodied and too carbonated but its got a touch of spice to it, beyond the grassy dry lager taste. Pretty horrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (547) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
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