ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clioudy orange with a large, lively, frothy head. Bready aroma of oranges and apricots. Fruity but a bit thin flavour of white bread and oranges . Light sourish aftertaste, hints of ryebread and potatoes.
omhper (17456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks IslandHaole!
Cloudy orange, extremely lively, huge head. Aroma of bubblegum and bread. Papery and fruity, fairly sweet with clean mouthfeel and notes of blackberries. Short, salty finish. Flavourful and interesting.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IslandHaole for this one. Pours turbid dark brown with big white head. Aroma of hopcit, some apricot, slight berries, and slight rye bread. Tastes dry, bready, with hopcit, and some tart fruitiness at the finish. Nice complexity. This is a superb beer. As I expected, there was a layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
joshpiledean (313) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks once again to IslandHaole! HOLY CARBONATION! I maybe got 3 oz. in my pint glass before the head almost poured over the top! HUGE churning head, tons of carbonation, leaving a lot of chunky lace...Tingly, almost astringent amroma, full of spice and lemon. Very clean and refreshing flavor about it. Very tingly on the tongue, initially a citrus sweetness, then fading to lighly bitter, medium finish. This would make an outstanding session brew, if only I could buy it here!
IslandHaole (1083) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Of the 4 beers from this company that I picked up, this is the one I have been waiting for with the most anticipation. I love rye bread and the flavor of caraway so I have always wanted to try a Rye beer. A cloudy honey color with a massive beige head, the bubbles are absolutely volcanic! I've never seen this much motion in a glass! Smells very much like a Belgian Wit, Corriander, Orange peel.....no ...wait, something a bit different here, must be the Rye. Like a good hefeweizen with a bit extra, sweet malts, wheat, caramel, citrus, spice, yeast, Oh yummy! This is easily the best beer from this brewer and one I will stock up on during my next trip down to Morioka! Rivals Ginga Kogen as one of my favorite Japanese made brews!