hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of herbalness, citrus, and fruity. I wrote down ídifferentí by the aromas. Tastes of the same herbalness, oranges/citrus, and some wheatiness.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Captain Couger and rated at 6%. Medium orange with a soapy white fead. Fruity aroma. Appropriate understated carbonation. Taste is tangerine and orange, with other citruys.Fruity aroma. Easy drinking, sweet but not too sweet nor too malty.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Labeled as Baird Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. Pours with a small white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of passion fruit, light grapefruit hops, and a slight sugary presence. Taste is more restrained with light passion fruit acidity and hop bitterness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel and moderate bubbles.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! A touch hazy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. A touch floral, orange citrusy, slightly tart aroma. Floral, somewhat tangy, citrusy, tart flavor. Ok.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
The chosen citrusy hops and mikan are a perfect match it seems, as the seamlessly lead to herbal and grassy hop inclinations. A fun summer quencher, no doubt.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil shrouds the hazy beige.
-It tastes like itís between 3% and 4% alcohol.
-Body is lean and carbonation dulcified, lending a very drinkable, almost watery (in a good way) mouthfeel.
-The wooden hop bitterness is firm.
Bottle; thx Tim!
Drake (7123) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 633 ml
Appearance: deep murky amber , bright loose frothy light top. 3-
Nose: Slight citric , fruity soft yet with kind of bite , soda on top.
Flavor/Palate : Light bodied , slight citrus , fresh fruity ale. Sweet at finish.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale as per the label with 6% abv.
Pours a cloudy golden with nice white head.
Aroma of citrus/orange peel, yeast with light bitterness nose. Lots of freshness come out of the aroma.
Taste, lots of sweet citrus flavors, with some other fruits juice that I canít really pinpoint and must be the Japanese fruit mentioned.
Some spices, light bitterness. This is one tasty beer.
Very impressed by this newly available brewery.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of orange/lime juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Nicer aromatically than the regular mikan brew, and better balanced too. More obviously fruit juicy in the nose, soft orangey-limey kinda thing, more floral. Better mouthfeel, more creamy. Alas, itís still ultimately a novelty beer and doesnít really rise above that level (whereas, say, Hitachino Nestís ginger beer is jaw-droppingly amazing in the realm of novelty brews, because the depth behind the ginger is insane). Pleasant and...grimace...refreshing, but ultimately forgettable.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Orange hued golden, sudsy white head, dies quickly, sparce lacing. † Floral nose, slight tangarine
or mandarin. † Definitely citrusy but not the citrus peel that is so common. † This one is moreso like the
inside of some citrus type of fruit. † Slight clove, both on nose and on the tongue. † Soft sweetness, a
little flat on the tongue. † Comes across as a very light Fruit Beer, mixed with either clove or some sort of
floralness. † Slightly dry on the finish. † Not half bad, certainly comes across as real fruit and not a fake