frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale Golden color beneath a thin white head. Doughy malt and honey aroma. Lightly sweet honey and biscuit like malts accompanied by some unidentified fruitiness. Light bitterness shines through in the finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You have to really have a couple of these to really appreciate all it’s nuances that are there for the taking. The Natsumikan is a Japanese Tangerine, and it gives an interesting nuance to the nose. Known mostly in its home prefecture for its juice in ice cream. Tangy and sour and extremely refreshing for a great summer time beer.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Hazy cloudy yellow copper pour, frothy head, thick lacing. Big spices in the nose, pineapple, tropical citrus, zest and some clove. Spicy flavors, creamy sweet malts, some mango and other soft citrus notes. Full-bodied, soft on the palate, creamy and balanced.
WVHouseofBeer (903) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was on the light side of fruit beers. Easy drinker and very refreshing. Pours a light hazy gold with a small white head. Aromas and flavors of tart citrus and a slight sweet malt presence. Fizzy carbonation and light bodied.
biirusaikou (852) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich mikan , decent fruity/sour balance, clean finish. Classic Baird seasonal, very well done mikan ale without any useless sweetness.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium gold, clear, off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt and fruit, Flavor: grainy-sweet, honey-like malt, light fruits.
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, herbal aroma. A little skunky. Similar sweet malt and herbal hop flavor. Caramel malt, and pepper.
sulawang (669) - 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.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold to amber color, slightly hazy. Impressive and extensive head which fades steadily and leaves some chunky lace
Clean, light malt base with a refreshing hop presence for balance.
Strong hop bitterness with the first sip. Malt takes a back seat, but the spicy hop does not overwhelm. Not sure what Natsumikan fruit is, but I don’t taste any unusual or fruity flavors. There is a slight sweetness which departs from what I’d expect from a pale ale. Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glowing hazy orange honey body with a soft pillowy off-white head. Delicate graininess, lightly floral hops with a kiss of caramel tied together iwth a hint of tart tangerine. White bread left in a pine tree eaten with orange blossoms, turns refreshingly tart finishing with unexpected fizz and fruity flowers. Outstanding!