jinroh (1437) - ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Yamagata prefecture. Thanks for this Kaido! Pours hazy yellow, definitely unfiltered. Small white foam forms a thin top at first but it dissipates fast. Aroma is quite thick with malt but there is something else as well - really smells like buckwheat a bit. Taste is surprisingly sweet, didn’t really expect that. It has some extra bitter touches from buckwheat use but otherwise is pretty malty. Feels like eating a cough drop where under bitter herbal front layer you have some sweet stuff waiting - but with this beer you start from sweet and finish with herbal bitterness. Aftertaste is long, dry and malty - with a bitter feel, nothing more. Very original and surprisingly quite well made.