notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle shared by daijokey at JoeMcphee’s place (thanks!) - hazy copper beer - aroma of grape, cherries, wheat, and strong, warming alcohol - light wheat character with a lot of bright, fruity notes (berries at first, then some earthy grape and apple notes) - the alcohol becomes a bit strong at times, but it’s warming without becoming overpowering or astringent, so I can forgive it for that.
beastiefan2k (2082) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle shared by daijokey at JoeMcphee’s place for Captain Cougar comes to NY gathering. Well I was extremely happy to get a chance to try a Japanese Wheat Wine, thanks again Wayne. Pours with an orange color. Aroma is strong with raison alcohol and lightly spiced. Taste is actually rather subdued and light. Starts with cherry and raison alcohol. Finishes with alcohol spiciness and even some light esters. Some raison bread as well in there. A pretty nice beer overall.
grapengrain (125) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HUGE!!!! Lots of body and R/S - notes of malted barley sugars (I wonder why), orange, marmalade and cardamom and clove spice.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting wine. Imperial whetas beer? Quite a mouthful with cooked sugary wheat malts, aniseed and some bitterness to finish. Big, chunky and earthy. Almost unique in some respects.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting idea this. It poured with plenty of suspended particles and a slow trickle of carbonation. The particles were interesting but not off-putting. A golden colour with a temporary white head. Aromas of dried banana chips, some clove and white pepper, golden syrup and coconut. In the mouth it was rich and oily, sweet with golden syrup again. A lip smacking beer and flavours of orange and mandarin developing toward the finish along with peaches perhaps. I like the idea of a wheat wine, but my companions (noted beer enthusiasts) were a little less intrigued.
shoulderbroken (1145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Harajuku taproom. Slightly cloudy, light amber colour, small white bubbly head. Aroma is booze, quite sweet, bit of fruit there too but mostly booze. Maybe marzipan. Lots of alcohol. Taste is sweet, boozy, some caramel maltiness, but mostly booze. Bitter finish with a bit of a booze burn. Some Belgian hints. It’s ok, but the taste is way too booze dominated. Not much there apart from it.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle. Hazy, dark golden orange pour with a short, dense white head that quickly diminishes to a ring around the top. Nose is quite fruity with orange, pineapple, pear and caramel notes. Flavour is very similar with some added spice and a slight hint of alcohol warmth. Thick, oily mouthfeel with low carbonation and a lingering spicy, warm finish. Pretty good example of the style however I usually prefer a stronger malt profile in brews of this type.
thebeertourist (4271) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ushi-Tora I. Amber with a stable head. Alcoholic fruit with cigarette smoke aroma.The smoked hints continue in the mouth before peachy fruitiness takes over. Disappointing due to high expectations.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy and orange with minimal head. Aroma is hoppy with a touch of spice. Some nice caramel malt flavour with some spice and wheat. A little all over the place but rather drinkable.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13-Aug-2010 (Slowbeer) - Sweet light malt and alcohol spiced citrus hop aroma. Hazy dark amber colour, low head and suds lacing. Big fruity hop sweet malt veggie spice favour. Big fruit hop bitter finish and slight tart aftertaste.