jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, grassy citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, big lemon citrus, light spicy hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
leebotton (345) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly peppery sorachi aroma with soft fruit, lime and soft lemon. Slight towely smell. Flavour is floral, white peppery with citrus lurking around in indefinite measure. Fairly sweet but well balanced - nice and thick. I think these guys must have really upped their game. Well done Jonny
JackMandarin (86) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours light copper. Nice head. Light but very pleasant hop aroma. Green herbal hit from my beloved Sorachi Ace hops. Custard. Fruit Salad sweets. Decent carbonation and a full mouthfeel for the low ABV. Taste is sweet with a fair bit of tang to begin. Tropical citric notes. Bitterness asserts itself and lingers for a nice, long finish. Well-rounded brew.
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thin creamy white head. Slightly hazy golden pour. Nice citrus bitterness. A good bitter.
Garrold (3043) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Courtesy of Ruddy. Hazy light brown. Fruity, nutty, best bitter type of aroma. Some orange hop. Taste is light, pithy bitter. Some nutty sweet. Light, fairly crisp palate. Finishes light dry. Ok stuff. Drinks better than it smells.
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
citrus, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, flat,
Amber with a small head. Grapefruit and pineapple in the aroma. Hoppy and tangy taste with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon.
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is lemon, lime, taste is juicy, dry, zesty.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml (AbM, BB 09/2014)
Clear golden-amber color, small off-white head, some lace. Nettles, gooseberry notes characteric to Sorachi Ace but a bit toned down - maybe better when really fresh bottle. Light bodied but ok palate for this ABV, Citrus and gooseberry in the flavor, light notes of strawberry. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Decent bitter for being only 3.8% but probably could be even better from cask.
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. 1486. BB 10/09/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Clear amber colour with a medium-sized foamy off-white head.
The aroma is some candies, some milk products, mild hops and toothpaste. The flavour is herbs, toothpaste, some grapefruity bitterness and some citrus notes. I don’t quite dig this. It’s drinkable but not that enjoyable. Sometimes Sorachi Ace is a tricky one for me. Quite strong hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
RichTheVillan (5219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloud amber pour with white head, sweet malt and tangerine aroma, taste is sweet bubblegum a hint of mint, sweet malt backbone and a hint of tangerine.