Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours the murky, muddy color of river silt, the big pock-marked head a boiling cauldron of pale tan. The nose belies the high gravity ... thick with cooked sugar. This drinks with a ruddy, woody, nutty character up front, the finish giving an odd twist, perhaps due to the unique choice of yeast. Definitely a sipper. (#4826, 11/18/2012)
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/7/2011. Sampled at the brewery. Pours brown with a tan head. Boozy aromas with dried fruit, roasted malt and yeast. Caramel flavors with fruit, malt and alcohol. The yeast gives a somewhat flat texture. Not a bad beer.
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes, Sours tasting at Samy’s on 2012.02.18. Poured from a bomber. Poured brown with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel. Flavour somewhat nuanced at first, sake yeast becoming more pronounced in the aftertaste.
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, almost seal brown in color. Short, spotty, tan foam ring of bubbles on the surface. Aroma is hoppy with strong caramel notes, chewy malt, fruit and grains. Taste is grains, caramel, sweet malt, citrus, dark fruit notes and booze. Body is medium, but a soft medium. Light, bubbly carbonation and a mild alcoholic warmth round the body is this one out. Ends with more caramel, citrus, hops, dark fruit notes, grains and bready malts.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma soft alcohol warmth , malty wheat feel, sugars with balancing alcohol. 7+
Appearance almost clear, amber with medium light top. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium plus bodied. Warmth, hop with slight barrel feel. Soft walls. Chewy textures. Hop elements secondary. Pleasant, interesting effect of sake yeast being used.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hits the style, but gets there interesting enough. FIrst a lot of cereal in the mouth, with booze behind it. The sake yeast is not distinguishable. Drinkable as a sipper, but not unpleasant.Radek’s bottle from the brewery.Above average mouthfeel.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Just clear maroon brown, stray foam clings to the edges. Nose is spoiled fruit, dates, Robitussin and apple butter. Watery medium light with faint, flabby carb. Taste is candy apple, plum and bitter grass. More bitter with grapefruit peel and alcohol. Too dry for my taste but an interesting experiment.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with no head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours medium brown with a small, tan head. Sweet aroma with caramel and alcohol. Sweet caramel flavor with a funky, alcohol finish. Thinner than I expected and not very complex. Some might enjoy the sake yeast flavor but I didn’t in this case.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased from the brewery. A wheat wine fermented with sake yeast? Well, this should be interesting. Root beer brown pour with a very slight beige head. Very sweet caramel nose, alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Sweet caramel at first, the sake yeast lends it’s flavor toward the back end and into the finish, which is drier than anticipated. The alcohol is pretty well hidden for 11%. Body is thinner than expected, but lends to a dangerous drinkability. Wheat wines aren’t generally my thing, but I liked this one better than most. Congrats to Justin and Dan for a very successful year one!