GenDV138 (2365) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
140 ml glass on draft at Baird’s Bashamichi Taproom. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, subtle booze. Tastes of stone fruit, some coconut, citrus, caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Not big into wheat wines (though I may not have had very many yet) but this was really nice.
beer-yum (685) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 The very distinctive ’bready’ aroma is not let down by the flavours that follow. A brew that easily masks it’s strength and would be an ideal winter warming drink.
brokensail (12001) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Hazed amber pour with a small white head. Fairly fruity aroma of stone fruit, golden raisin, and orange peels. Lots of sweet caramel and some brown sugar. Slight booze and grassy hops. Flavor has a rather mild bitterness. Kind of dominated by the fruit character and grainy brown sugar. A bunch of caramel malts and some wet grass. Mild citrus rind. Not bad.
djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Yancheng. Pours a cloudy gold with no head. The aroma is booze, wheat, caramel. Thin mouth with nice candy sugar malt, booze, caramel, wheat, sweet finish. Good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the taproom in Yokohama, 9%, served in a snifter. I am not all that familiar with this style, it poured a rich copper gold with almost no head - it looks quite IPA like. The aroma is a malty fruitiness followed by a bready biscuit like character before finishing with some light citrusy hops & caramel. Smooth silky mouthfeel & very full bodied. The taste is a bit boozy with lots of fruity malty character that reminds me of english ales... too sweet with lots of caramelized fruit notes followed by bitter hops which give me citrus, pine & grapefruit. I liked the body & mouthfeel, the taste is quite solid but a bit on the sweet side for me. The booze is only noticeable in your stomach where you get some warming. Pretty interesting, a big boozy full bodied sipping beer for IPA lovers.
GenkiGonzo (459) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bungalow. Slightly cloudy, light amber with small white head. Sweet aroma of plums, raisins and some marzipan. Follows in the flavour woth some wheat as well. Not too sweet.
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Sweet fruit, bubble gum, candy floss. Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Slightly cloudy amber with a thin ring like white head. Sweet fruit and a touch of hoppiness. Quite pleasant.
Ferris (6243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Wheat, sweet pale malt, plum and yeast. Cloudy yellow gold with a rich beige head. Plum, apricot, raisin, marzipan and a bit of booze. Never like this style but this is a nice job.
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into a tulip
Slightly hazy orange amber color. White ringed collar. Persistent collar. Good ABV legs.
Nose is sweet and sticky dark fruits, raisin, pear and strawberry jam. Lovely nose.
Taste is pear, plumb, honey, and strawberry. Soft at first but builds quite nicely.
Slick and sweet, though not as bold as US or European attempts but quite nice. ABV burn at the very end.
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows bready malt, doughy notes, melanoiding malt, sweet candy, figs, sultanas. Lovely.
Very similar flavours. Bready and toasty malt, soft spicy notes, resinous hops, sultanas, port. Very rich.
Could use a bit more carbonation.