flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2017 WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good APA. Moderate flavors of citrusy hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied, a little bitter. Overall better than expected!
350ml Can from Lawson's Station, Kyoto (¥242):
This one was a fairly decent beer from Yo-Ho but definitely one that I felt could have used being a little stronger & more pronounced, particularly with the nose. It was leaning towards the sweeter side of things but I enjoyed the malt bitterness & earthy hops that did feature, coupled well with some floral flavours further on. It was an easy one to drink & one to try if you're in Japan but it's not really anything out of the ordinary I'm afraid. Tide (4325) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Can from Lawsons, Tokyo. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, caramel, mango, grass and a bit of resin. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango, grass, caramel and resin. Okay APA. tiong (7618) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2017
350ml can from Lawsons, Tokyo. Pours orange with a tiny head. Aroma of grapes, caramely malts and soapy notes. Taste is smooth, slightly soapy and grapefruity with some caramely maltiness. Finish is sweetish and earthy with some hints of citrus, grapefruit and soapiness. Decent. mile (4051) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Can. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, faint - light tropical fruitiness, light - some citrus/grapefruit hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint tropical fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and dryish, light citrus hoppyness, faint metal. OK fruity aroma but flavor/finish lack fruitiness, finish is bit harsh. Beerwithwings (230) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Can at home. I had this a while ago now, I bought this beer of the website called www.Beermerchants.co.uk. Its not to bad of a beer its slighlty bitter which I like. To be honest I only bought this because I thought ooh Japanese beer must try!
mzaar (3640) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2017
Can from Lawson´s. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aromas and flavours of malt, caramel and fruit. Medium to light bitterness. hman43 (1769) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Got this in Kyoto. It pours dark golden and clear with a white head. It has a hoppy floral taste with some stone fruit and grain. It has a moderately bitter finish. BBHansen (979) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2017
Can @ Japan. Appearance: pours clear amber-copper with ok white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, bread, peach and light citrus. palette: fruity and hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, medium malt sweetness, balanced by an average to notable bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: Surprisingly refreshing and tasteful
Nicke80 (833) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
33 cl can from B.I.G Kuala Lumpur. Pours orange golden with little head. Sweet fruity aroma with sweet citrus and orange juice taste . MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Pours a creamy orange. A tinge of hazy gold. Head is one finger and creme colored.
Bouquet: Notes of hay and grass with a hop background. Smells yeasty, with a bitterness reminiscent of pilsner.
Taste: It starts with a creamy yeast. The hops cut through, bringing a bitter yet refreshing bite. Slight citrus. The finish is grass, and a wood such as and ash or a pine.
Mouth Feel: Light to medium bodied. Soft caramel carbonation.
Overall: It reminds me of a San-Fransisco Sourdough bread. I would pair this with pulled pork sandwiches (and other traditional cook-out), seafood, or smoked herring.