KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
AROMA: fruity but not distinct, yeasty;
APPEARANCE: misty cider brown, minimal head and almost no lacing
TASTE: slightly bitter and sour fruit rather like a light lambic
PALATE: not much carbonation, quick finish.
OVERALL: Not their best effort but a nice change up in the middle of a heavy session.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Butters at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Pours a hazy peach color with a huge offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity citrus, tropical, honey. The taste is citrus, apple, honey, tropical notes and an earthy/musty note. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh and summery mandarin, orange and grapefruit juice over a light and zesty wheat backbone. Spritzy carbonation highlights the citrus zing. It all wraps up with a light, somewhat tart finish. Very unique and enjoyable beer.
sulawang (623) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
less fruity than the mikan ale and more bitter. pours micro-carbonated, nice lacing, orange-amber colour, sharp orange bitterness, almost bitter-melon-like bitter with a hint of saltiness. Refreshing when ice cold, but a little astringent when as it rises in temp. Definitely more of the mikan peels coming through than the mikan ale. The mikan is better imo.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hope I’ve got the right beet here? Was sold out in at the Baird Taphouses but on tap at Tadg’s in Kyoto. Golden Ale to my thinking (at least it looks that way) with a decent layer of spice. Flavours of orange juice (with subtle citrus) are very pronounced, almost to the extent you could be excused for thinking you are drinking fizzy orange juice. Points for the flavour intent but it doesn’t really hit my mark.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Jon! I liked this more and more as it got a warmer. The tart fruit flavor is much more evident as the beer breathes and warms up a little bit. Kind of grainy and cardboard-like at first, but this again, improves with each sip. Lightly bitter and very drinkable.
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Butters’ Slutfest: Orange blossom and lemon aroma, reminiscent of sorachi hops. Hazy amber, with floaties, medium yellow head. Orange peel flavor from beginning to end, but finishes tart like a cumquat, but not as sour. Refreshing and tasty. Very unique.
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Butters at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear copper with light particles and a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (biscuit, straw, cereal), average hops (citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot and lime zest. Flavor is average malt (biscuit, straw, cereal), average hops (citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot and lime zest. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry and biting finish.
Butters (3780) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Hazy orange pour with particulate suspended and faint offwhite head. Not sure what a natsumikan is, but it tastes like bitter orange peels. Zesty nose. Interesting.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20110328 50cl bottle from State Line. Hazy dark golden with small but lasting white head of tight foam. Aroma is bright and citrusy, lots of lemony and grapefruit, fresh parsley, shortbread, pizza dough, hints of white cedar. Soft on the palate up front, smooth and creamy wheat like a witte, but sturdy malts and easy, even carbonation of an APA. The finish comes quickly with a burst of grapefruit pith bitterness, and not in a hoppy way, but truly reminiscent of the skin of the fruit. Long lingering citrus and quite floral. Lovely, entertaining, a real treat.