jinroh (1578) - ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2016 GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Great hoppy aroma. Well balanced and crisp taste that lasts. Nice malts and almost no noticeable alcohol. Great wee tipple.
Tap at a sake place in Shinbashi. Haven’t really seen any Umenishiki beers on tap before. Pours golden with a fluffy white top. Nice fresh grassy hops that are covering beautifully crisp malty base. Quite good bitterness there, surprisingly well-crafted, decent pilsner. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Daiei. Nice bready malt and biscuit with a touch of floral clover notes. Grainy with nice malt body and balanced. Light peppery hops on the finish. Really not bad, but not as hoppy as I like my pils. Still a solid beer. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
Keyaki. Nice. Floury, light hoppy bite. Easy drinking. Wheat and grain. Nice.
maekchu (3892) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Top World Supermarket. Serious Sazzy nose, some honey and light fruitiness. Near-clear golden, little head. Modearte grassiness, sweetish malt, grain, small hits of bittering in finish. Medium body. Not as soft as the really good pils are, but it’s pretty good. Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Fantastic aromas of hops, some malt and hay. Quite smooth palate, finishes clean. Pretty well balanced, alcohol hardly noticeable. Should have has it a little colder, but still really delicious. Damn fine drop. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - JUL 16, 2012
Bottled 10 days ago. More a premium lager, albeit with high quality than most. Lots of honey, biscuit malts with a very soft noble hop finish. Very straight forward. I like hoppier styles in this category, but I can see it is well made. Also same price (500 yen) as their aromatic and bock beers - this pricing policy always confuses me. I’ll stick with those aforementioned beers. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Malt and hop smell. Light gold colour. Enjoyable taste. Bitter citrus and dry. Some honey. Some bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable. High quality tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Short 12 oz. bottle with an interesting ringed cap. Poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster with a hazed, light gold color, bubbly, white head foam that also displayed a little creaminess, and curtainy rings of lacing. The aroma was some light grain and pils malt, hints of tart apple, with a touch of spice. The flavor added some strong hop bitterness & dryness that favorably grew on me as I continued imbibing. With a body that was medium to light and carbonation that was effervescent, this Pils was nicely crisp, clean, and refreshing. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 On tap at the Best Beer Selection, March 2011, Osaka.
A very hoppy Pilsner with very nice malt character as well. Grainy with biscuits. Nicely bitter finish that lasts long, though more balanced than previously. Nicely done and interesting enough, especially the finish, which is very bold, especially for Japan. Nice fruit as well. A step up from the old version.