suurjuust (1529) - ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Amber beer, fluffy off-white head. Nose is wheaty notes with sweet malt and something that could be diacetyl. Flavor has less of the creamy diacetyl, a lot of sweetness. Can hardly find the wheat. Finish has more of toffee-like sweetness and malt plus harsh herbal hops. Lacks balance.
martjoobolut (1241) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, fruits, citrus, alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, citrus, mango, grapefruit. Finish is long grapefruit bitter with some alcohol. Carbonation is rather high. Overall: nice and interesting brew.
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap @Pudel. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Raw apple juice, sourish, malty aroma. Malty, sweet, sugary, bit of honey and touch of sourness in taste. Long lasting harsh bitterness. Alcohol hits in late aftertaste. Rough to drink easy to leave it on table and run away.
willisread (459) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Naka-Meguro Taproom January 2015. Served in a snifter. Golden orange color with a very thin head. Biscuity and malty aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is more of the same with the sweetness really dominating the palate. Biscuit and caramel tastes present with butterscotch coming out as it warms up to room temperature. Smooth finish with the a citrusy hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Boozy and sweet but interesting. Didn’t really catch much of the wheat...maybe the booziness is overpowering it?
FatPhil (9975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn)
Nice orange, served and swirls with quite a large head but brief head. Cold, very little aroma here, and the palate was fizzy. Given ten minutes to warm, and a few swirls, I get a lot of sweet stodginess, I think I preferred less rather than more. Stodgy malty body, carbonation still harsh. Finish is like some citrussy zesty desserts that I’ve had. Hops a bit aggressive, but that’s not the problem, the stodginess is. Does cover the alcohol behind its flaws. An odd one. Not for me. Prefered yesterday’s Saku lager.
GenDV138 (2712) - 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 (731) - 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 (12277) - 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 (5022) - 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 (2706) - 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.