petewhitley (570) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
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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. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Can 35 c. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense and frothy off-white head leaving some lacework. The nose is sweet and malty with a little perfumy hops. Medium body, fairly decent maltiness with a surprisingly hoppy finish. Not too bad actually. 200111 KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2010
Nice light amber color, tall head. Malt centered aroma, slightly dark and chocolatey but just slightly. Malty flavor, somewhat sweet, with chocolate and caramel. Rich, a bit earthy, plus a little bit of wood, maybe the charcoal? Ok, but still not very interesting. Still a bit cheap, somehow.
Pinball (12626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
clear orange, small white head.
dusty malts, sort of pils like aroma.
okay lager flavor , slightly sweet malts, bitter hops.
larsga (7680) - 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.) yespr (48968) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
33 cL can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Cornish and slight grassy. Sweet, cornish and grassy. Bitter and dry finish. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2011
Canned. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grains, some sweet malts, mild honey as well as quite hayish notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild resiny notes as well as some Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Canned. A dark golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel as well as a light note of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, and metal, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks Theis for sharing. maekchu (4104) - 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.