Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This may still be the draught version. If you drink this in a can after October, 2015, then you need to rate Yebisu Crystal Amber. --KL

(or Amber) The beautiful amber color and the rich taste will offer you a satisifying beer experience.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (944) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a clear, bubbly dark amber with a medium white head. There isn't much of an aroma here, though I do find traces of floral hopes and bread. The taste is mildly sweet. Though no impression particularly stands out, there are floral hops, grain, toffee, bread, and nuts. The nutty flavor constitutes a mild yet lingering aftertaste. This one is medium in body, has a chewy texture, and is average in carbonation. This isn't anything special, but it does the trick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2015
Draught at the Yebisu Museum. Amber, copper with a very small head. Aroma has a hint of caramel with grainy malts. One of the more flavourful beers from Yebisu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1874) - HONG KONG - MAY 6, 2015

350 ml can bought at YATA in Moko (Grand Century Place), Mong Kok.

Clear ruby amber colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite pungent aroma of lager malt, with very light roast, caramel (as the beer warms), molasses notes, faint toffee, light bread, very light lemon and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of moderate amber malt, with very light roastyness, nutty notes, moderate caramel, light toffee, molasses notes, light bread, light lemon, low bitter hops and grass notes; Close to light body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is strong amber maltyness in a pretty thin body. Very macro-ish with lingering taste of omnipresent light amber roast. Otherwise, its pretty characterless caramel, toffee, molasses, yeast and hops are close to minimal, nevermind any fruityness. Safe but B-O-R-I-N-G. Hoppiness is very light lemon and thin grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is notably very low for an abrupt, low astringent non-finish; Slightly dry after taste. Easy and slight bitter to mouth.

Comments: Like the name Kohaku (amber) suggests, if amber-style maltyness is what this one aims for then it hits the bulls eye right on, because thats all there is to show for. Its pretty much a Macro Amber Lager - safe, no character, and easy for the stomach. Okay for the style, but I rather head for a comfy Helles than this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a clear red colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, pine, grass and hints of hops. Taste is medium sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8824) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Can thanks to Masaki. Pours a reddish amber color with a small white head. A nice light fruity, toasted malt nose. Sweet toffee, caramel, very light. An unpleasant dirty harsh grainy flavor in the finish. Otherwise, this is fine. OK beer. Decent. Quite fruity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
john_henry (124) - - NOV 18, 2014
One of the best mass produced lagers Ive had, but still nothing to get too excited about, a lot better than most though. Well worth trying for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4912) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2014
Can at Matsukawa Saketen. A deeper amber gold than the Suntory. More of a grainy rough smell. Taste is similarly rough maltiness at first then caramel/toffee. It is ok but I preferred the Suntory fall beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - SEP 12, 2014
Draught from the Yebisu museum in Tokyo. Clear copper, huge creamy white head, which holds in most of the aroma. Sweet initially, a fair bit of malt flavours, some pine and a little fruit. Mild bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, but fairly light bodied without the head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
A nice variation from the other Yebisu offerings, but smell and taste come off somewhat harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - DEC 14, 2013
Mild caramel malt, red fruit aroma. Sweet malt, cherry, floral hops, bitter finish. Pretty decent and drinkable amber lager, clearly tastier than your usual industrial lager.

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