Karuizawa Wild Forest - Yo-Ho Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
2.83/5 rDev -7.8%
Aroma: Pretty weak but pleasant—vaguely citrusy and mildly spicy; subtle diacetyl.
Appearance: Small, non-persistent white head; cloudy, yellowish-amber body; some thin lacing.
Taste: Little to discern at first—mostly a blast of carbonated water; very faintly sweet. What follows is largely hop bitterness with some subtle citrus flavor; malt sweetness is minimal. The finish is lightly biscuity with some lingering citrusy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Moderate body enhanced by lively carbonation; watery texture.
Overall: Undeniably refreshing, but generally lacking in anything memorable.
08-08-2014 06:24:04 | More by fipoceilz7
3.75/5 rDev +22.1%
Poured from what's likely a fairly new can (the store hadn't had it a month ago, and it appeared with all of the new Yo-Ho seasonals).
A- Not much different from a standard lager, weak foamy head that doesn't stick around for long.
S- Smells a bit sweet, with some hints of hops
T- Hop presence is good for the style it's supposed to be, but everything else seems to be almost watered down. Doesn't taste as sweet as it smells (perhaps a good thing)
M- Rather watery, can't say too much more in that department
D- Certainly easy to drink, given the watery-ness.
Were I to ignore the price, it'd be somewhat enjoyable, and it's certainly a step up from the normal array of macro beers in Japan, since I really like things to be hoppy. But I paid 350yen for it, since most of what the brewery puts out seems to be decent- this one isn't quite worth that much though.
04-21-2010 08:04:56 | More by ibmman
2.48/5 rDev -19.2%
A - Pure white small head on a yellow transparent body.
S - Very soft malty aroma
T - Not very much going on at all, except a mild slightly sweet maltyness. No bitterness.
M - No structure, slightly heavy, no finish to speak of.
D - This brewery which is capable of producing fabulous beers, did not produce such a beer with this production. I can only imagine that this brew pre-dates Mr. Ishii.
01-02-2006 03:52:06 | More by Naerhu
3.3/5 rDev +7.5%
No head on a transparent pale yellow color body. The smell is wheaty, citric and fresh. Fruity notes of peaches, passion fruits, and maybe mangos. The taste is citric, with some ripe banana flavor, and a sweet and thick grassy hoppiness. The body is round but too weak. Still drinkable, but a bit disappointing.
06-13-2004 14:06:08 | More by tjd25
3/5 rDev -2.3%
Clear active body, pale gold color. Remains active yet retains no head. Smell is a sour malt mash with roasted vegetable notes. Oily.
Taste is thin and disappointing malts. Mouthfeel is like a cheap happoshu, watery and artificial. Not necessary to seek out.
06-13-2004 14:02:26 | More by donnebaby
Karuizawa Wild Forest from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.