Cunningham (5264) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Bottle from systembolaget Uddevalla, Sweden. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Spicy and citric aroma. What a nice and well blended flavour. Moderate sweet, hoppy, citric and notes of some spices
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Halmstad.
Pours light golden with a big, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has plenty of white pepper, bubblegum, mushrooms, apricot, crisp maltiness. Spritzy carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, crisp malts, still some bubblegum. Dry bitter, floral, peppery bitterness in the finish. One of the best Sorachi beers? Probabaly.
GlassBrass440 (235) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Citrus peel, candied ginger, and grass fill my nose.
Appearance: Ever so slightly cloudy. Straw gold with a bright white head that lingers. Tiny bubbles slowly migrate to the top of the glass much like champagne.
Taste: Lemon. Lots of lemon. Very unique. Some grassy notes as well. There is a slight metallic character that comes in far behind the citrus. As the label states, "it tastes like sunshine in a glass", and I couldn’t agree more.
Palate: Amazingly light for such a strong brew. Very well attenuated and dry without being thin. The carbonation is reminiscent of champagne.
Overall: This is a good toasting beer as elegant as the label.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely Brilliant. This pours hazy yellow with smalls constant bubbles. Nice head. Aroma is just a tease for what is coming in taste. Taste is almost a creamy citrus...lemon/orange. It’s a bit sweet but perfect for this brew. The finish is fantastic. Dry and leaves you salivating for more. Sometimes you drink a beer that you never want to see end....this was one of those.
piscator34 (2047) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample consumed at Avenue Pub. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromatic profile starts with lemon-lime hops, crispy pilsner malt, and wraps up with some black and white pepper notes. The lemon-lime and dry pilsner malt character follows through on the mouth, picking up some wildflower honey and subtle spice elements along the way. Light bodied and dry on the palate. Very appetizing. One of the better North American takes on the style, although not quite to the level as Hill Farmstead.
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The taste was mellow, yet so subtle and really good. Dry. The yeast is true to the description of this beer. A bit bubbly, pleasant and citric. I am not a big fan of this style of beer, however I do think this one is my top in the style at this time.
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice light yellow lemony cloudily looks. Smells lemony and hoppy.
You can taste the Lemmon and citrus
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sorachi hop nose: vanilla, oak, citrus, suntan lotion, coconut. Fun and interesting. Deep gold, a bit cloudy, with lace. Sweet—very—with honey, fruits, solvent, coconut and lemon. Soft, smooth mouth. Fun and interesting, and very good, though a bit too sweet.
Cybercat (3801) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sample I got popped and fizzed like champagne, but at least the fizzing wasn’t volcanic like some others I’ve tried. It pours a clear yellow with a thick white head, not impressive to me anyway, but I’m prejudiced towards dark beers, and as the old warhorse goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover - or a beer by its appearance. Aroma is much more promising than the appearance - strong, yeasty, fruity, with grassy and rubbery notes. Refreshing flavor has malty, fruity, yeasty and grassy notes with a hint like clean rubber - I get notes of apple and banana in the fruit. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, yet smooth and firm-bodied. Overall, pleasing and lip-smacking.
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer everyone will love.Pour is cloudy yellow with large white head that stays and sticks to glass.Aromas of lemon and vanilla .A little sweet,very refreshing and clean.One of the best saison I have had great beer.