KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Nakameguro.
Cloudy orange Amber color with a Lacy head. Aroma of mikans, with hops and very light malt. Flavor also predominately of mikans, with a little bit of caramel and nice balance. Bitter/sour/fruity juice like finish, but very nice. Light caramel taste lingers. Light, refreshing, good balance of sour and bitter. Great summer drink very well done.
Ernest (6143) - 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, it’s still ultimately a novelty beer and doesn’t really rise above that level (whereas, say, Hitachino Nest’s 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.
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting brew. Pour is hazy yellow with white head bottle pour thanks to Scott’s tasting! Aroma has notes of some citrusy grapefruit, lemon, biscuit, tart lactic notes, hints of spice and earth in there as well. Taste is nice mix of tart fruit, grapefruit, lemon, some hints of biscuit, caramel, hints of spice, finishes fairly tart and dry.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
how do you say this??.... . nice fruitiness, light ... very clean .. tons of fruit, abit of yeast ... has a light refreshing spritz .. enjoyable on a warm day on the subway in the sunshine ..
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled as Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. Blonde saxo like color. Sweet malts with floral tropical fruit aroma. Flavor folllows aroma to the T. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice thick pure white head. The nose is bright and fruity with tons of orange and crispy hop notes. The fruitiness in the nose moves its way seamlessly into the flavor. A bit more sweeter than it is bitter, a hopped up version (ala, the IPA) would be a lot better. Almost like a pummelo, the fruit adds a lot to this that the hops normally would. Nice combination.
beerguy101 (5277) - 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.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at abraxas. Hazy orange-sickle. Stale pale malts maybe the bottle is a bit old. The delicate orange is late to the party but fun to have. Light on the tongue. Fresh and delightfully dry. I wish I had a fresh one but even old it's good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of light hops, light grapefruit, light malts, and some citrus. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of hops, slight grapefruit, slight tangerine, and a hint of pale malts. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet hops and tangerine finish.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy gold pour with a thin white head. slight bitter nose with a tangerinish background. good on the palate with a flavor just like it smells.