Yves (3110) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
Clear golden coloured beer with small white head and new carbonation. Malty herby aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty bitter. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Can tnx to Jaime. Pours clear pale amber with a nice white head leaving laces. Aroma is malty hoppy grassy a bit citric fruity and soapy. Flavor is acidy fruity a bit sweet bitterish malty. Not my cup of tea. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Canned, thanks to larsniclas. Somewhat pale yellow beer with a small white head. Malty glue aroma, bready, sweetish, some hay. Malty bready flavor, watery, some rather bad strange bitterness. Harsh bitter finish with fruits and bread. GoufCustom (2133) - HONG KONG - APR 2, 2013
DylansDad (656) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2013
330ml can; Explosive two-finger head with lasting crumpet-like white foam; Small lacing with notable carbonation. Good aroma of malt, bread and slightly herbal hops; Minimally sweet taste of malt, with bread, citrus and grassy hops; Medium body, oily palate; Taste profile is decent bready malt with very notable citrus and grass throughout, in a orangy background somewhat vaguely resemble a Pale Ale. Interesting! Sweetness is very, very low, a good feature; Hoppiness is pretty strong for a premium lager, very citreous and increasingly bitter through not that astringent, finishing is a bit numbing but not unpleasant. Quite dry after taste, easy to mouth.
Comments: I finally got the chance to try out a brand which is readily available in HK. As a full-malt beer (expensive by Japanese standards), this one is a very solid premium lager - good aroma, no skunky cat-piss malt, very nice head and frothy, expressive hops which contribute a Pale Ale-like palate with mild but penetrating bitterness. A rare feats for Japanese macros, and put many global macros to shame. The slightly expensive import price is justified. Recommended.
Smooth and sweet malts, then a touch of bitterness. Clean and crisp while still effervescent but flattens quickly, and there is a jarring taste of alcohol heat at the finish. Drinkable but not something I’d ask for again.
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Can. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy straw. Taste is bitter and plain. AndySnow (8011) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Can. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of malts, hops. Flavour is grain, sweet malt. Cantabrian (1158) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2013
Not bad, within the context of Japanese lagers for the masses. No aroma, but nice, crisp and bitter. Justifiably a pilsener, as the label says. Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy hoppy flavor with a spicy hoppy bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish Westkyoto77 (636) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2013
On tap at the brewery tour. Far, far better than from a can. Thick creamy head, delicate carbonation. Light to medium mouthfeel, but much stronger and more balanced flavours than most Japanese macros. Malt is strong but nit overpowering. Nice citrus notes. My favorite mainstream Japanese beer.