john_henry (124) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, but I don’t get the Mikan at all, maybe it’s ads complexity that otherwise wouldn’t be evident, but don’t expect to be tasting any Mikan here.
Patrik (555) - - JUN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska på st Claire Alvesta. Doftar fräscht pilsnertoner . Lite äpple. Omedelbart lite syrligt i munnen sen kommer mer å mer fina humlesmaker. Påminner en hel del om en American pale Ale. Förutom syran i början och alkoholhalten.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Erzbierschof - hazy dark blond beer with a moderate foam left; light soapy lemony and yuzu nose; a good malt backbone, fair but subtle carbonation, lively palate, some sourness; dry and long citric perfumy finish with light notes of cedar and spices
PhillyBeer2112 (2723) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even though I don’t rate to style (and ironically I find myself saying that somewhat often in my recent reviews), I enjoyed approaching this one now having any clue what style it might be. With the label saying Japanese Ale (which means nothing to me) and Mikan fruit (which also means little to me), I had no idea what to expect. Poured very cloudy with a heavy yeast sediment and visible particles. Orangish amber. Nose was fruity but more estery than actual fruit, no idea what mikan smells or tastes like. There was a hint of a bubblegum phenol. On the whole this was vaguely in "Belgian strong ale" territory, though I felt maybe there was some element of a lemon rind hop presence, both in nose and flavor. A little more sweet citrus appeared in the flavor, along with the same estery character. Smooth rounded palate, full not heavy. Interesting and good.
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, fruit, sweet, caramel.
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, BB 23.10.2016 (from SIP, Tallinn). Pours dark orange with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grainy, lagery, malty, fruity. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sweet citrus, grains, some peach. Finish has some dry bitterness. Overall: ok.
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is citric, oranges, mandarin. Taste is malty, spicy, some mandarin in finish. I like this more than i expected.
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavor of malt, hops, fruit, citrus, grass and caramel.
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Väike Roosa Õllepood in Tallinn (€ 5.60). Packaged 23.10.2015; BB 23.10.2016. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Huge chunks in second pour. Sourish fruity aroma, malty. Chemical. Miles away from the juice bomb I was hoping for. Tastes sourish sweet with citrus seed bitter finish... Kinda juicy, at least better than the nose. Anyway it feels old... Stale... Aggressive thin carbonation, dry on the palate. Rough, old lemon bitterness in the finish. And on top of that, the alcohol shows - vaguely but it’s there.
This should be consumed no later than 2 months after bottling. And asking € 5.60 for this is criminal.
Florya (1549) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle Appearance: almost cler light golden, small white head. Aroma: orange peel, caramel, floral and stone fruits. Palate: medium to light bodt, average carbonation.
omhper (22885) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, rich head. Citrusy nose with notes of cedar. Dryish with medium body and clea nmouthfeel. Slightly unusual flavour profile with citrus, nutmeg, cedar, pine and brown sugar. Mid bitter finish.