BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, 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 (4033) - 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 (2654) - 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.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th March 2009
Cloudy amber beer. Thick suddy white head. The Natsumikan may be the ’summer tangerine’ but this tastes more like bitter orange with a little grapefruit. Mellow malt and bitterish finish. Light, crisp and refreshing. Bitterish aftertaste. Never astringent.
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew has a tall white head that floats above a hazy gold body.
Sweet and fruity aroma - candy like.
The flavor is thin in comparison to the aroma. Slightly sweet and fruity.
Gassy carbonation, light.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
633oz bottle. Big white foamy rings of lace surrounded the glass of this clear orange ale. Flavor of toasted grains, chocolate, and sour tangerine. Not sure where the chocolate comes from, since it doesn’t match the color. And the tart clementine is a very dominate flavor in this offering. Aroma of citrus zest and bread. I just can’t get over how much malt character there is and to be toppled by such an acidic sour orange tartness. It’s a fantastic fruit beer.
bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy light copper with a good foamy white head. Light citrus rind aroma. Medium body with coarse carbonation. Flavor is mild/light caramel with a lot of fruit - that’s kind of citrus. There’s a light touch of citrus sour. Goes mildly grainy in the finish. The fruit persists, and it’s not exactly bitter, but it’s certainly far from sweet. Interesting ale.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Liquid Solutions.
Appearance: Murky peach with honey folds. A 2 finger white crown has little retention and some lacing.
Smell: Like an under-ripe grapefruit with a mixture of american hops. Simcoe seems to be the dominant one in the nose.
Taste: Natsumikan fruit with some hop bitterness from the simcoes, Horizons and Mount Hoods. Tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Very effervescent and light bodied.
Drinkability: btw the low abv and mouthfeel this one is easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-28-2009
badgerben (4807) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Shizuoka Natsumikan. Hazy orange color with a medium head. A very plantish and leafy aroma, like walking into a greenhouse. Very light flavors of fruit and flowers. A touch of bitterness on the finish. Fairly non-descript. I am not familiar with the fruit used in this beer, but it may be too delicate to stand up to a beer, as it really does not seem to have added much.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 12/18/2009. This fruit beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, citrusy and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and citrusy, sweet and tart. The hops are citrusy. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. Slightly citrusy and tart. Delicate flavors. A very nice touch of blending a fairly non-traditional brewing fruit into a beer. Subtle. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart and bitter.