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.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with sediments on the bottom of glass and a finger of white head on top leaving only a few spots of lacing. Aroma is oranges and orange zest with some herbal notes. Taste is an orange zest and citrus hop bitterness with a fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nicely hopped and tasty fruit beer that is quite enjoyable.
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beermarket.hu Tasting session @ Budapest. Aroma and taste is fruity and wheaty, lots of herbal and spicy notes going on, interesting.
olio (9212) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled on 23.10.2015.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma is herbal, some grain notes, mild citric tones, grass and pale malts. Flavor is orange and mandarin, some grassy notes, maybe corn tones and some juicy notes. Decent.
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus nose with a dank, hoppy finish and touches of malt. Taste is complex with a moderate hoppiness dominating. There is a touch of sour as well as citrus. Medium body and fizziness. Based on the description, I was expecting something much more challenging. The fruit notes are unusual but subtle. I had this from a bottle that may have been old. Would like to try on tap to compare.
RW80 (1956) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Appearance: Lightl hazy yellow orangish boy, with a full sized off-white head. Head lasts lasts for a long time. Aroma : fruity, canned mandarins without the sweetness, malts Taste: fruity, canned mandarins without the sweetness straw, wheat, a light malt bitterness, orangepeel.. Decent body and carbonation.
Marduk (6165) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. Small size, white head, disappears. Old cloth, yeasty, some malts, bit of burnt rubber in aroma. Acidic citrus, tart, spicy hops, grapefruit skins in taste. Grapefruit skins and peel in aftertaste. Medium fruity bitterness. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is hidden which is nice. Bit harsh to drink, but still drinkable.
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Sip, Tallinn) at 7%
Yikes, settled for several weeks, there’s a scary crud in the bottle, gonna need pouring carefully. Pale amber, brief head. Slightly fruity aroma, gentle citrussy aspect. Tingly palate, but quite thin, carbonation doesn’t help. Citrussy and metallic hops everywhere, not much beer here. Does cover the alcohol well, no sign of 7%, it’s almost weak and watery. Leaves me underwhelmed.
Patrik (592) - - 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 (11866) - 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 (2751) - 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.