GenkiGonzo (511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Slightly cloudy copper, almost no head. Dry, slightly fruity aroma. Flavour starts sweet, but becomes hoppy only to get sweet again. Not one of their best.
willisread (486) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Nakameguro taproom and at Craft Beer Market Jimbocho late summer 2014. Hazy orange pour with a slight white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of malt and stone fruit. Fairly balanced on the palate between sweet and sour. Fairly light body but a nice tartness and hop bitterness with the malt sweetness as the backbone. Light finish with tart dry finish.
GlassBrass440 (215) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Murky gold/amber color with little head. Aroma is slight. Fruity malt notes. Flavor is of malt and plum. Sweet finish.
UXO (650) - CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy and particulate-laden pale amber with one finger of loose ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, stone fruit, prunes and plums, caramel malt, light peppery spice. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slight tart. (5/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, quick finish. (3/5)
Meh. The fruit is too subtle to really consider this a radler, and it seems a little oxidized. Not all that thrilling. (10/20)
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle. Orange amber pour, medium off-white head. Strong fruity aroma, apple, orange, a bit sour. Taste is fruity and sour as well, tad sweet.
reebtogi (4568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some grains and mild hops. Taste is a light spicy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light bodied with generous carbonation. A nicely crafted fruit beer that is worthy of a tasting.
biirusaikou (950) - - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Prune aroma. Mild sweet plum flavor, nutty, clean finish. Smooth fruity ale, but a bit too light and one-dimentional.
Enjoyit (3523) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of weak fruit, sweets, dry and sour. A fruity flavor which is sweet/sour
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Beer Market. Rich malty nose, something like a helles with fruit, some citrus hops. Fruity, though not particularly biwa, which isn’t that fragrant anyhow. Darkish gold color with a thin head. Malty flavor with biscuits, sweet grains which lead the way, though the biwa is also there. Slight hoppy bitterness at the finish. Ok, but not one of Baird’s best fruit beers.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy - open foam, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, light to moderate hoppy, fruity, exotic fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, caramel malt, oxidide. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.