FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle - thanks mjs!
Pale orange, large frothy head. Eww coconut aroma. Some perfume. Tastes like a tart’s handkerchief. Gets way worse as it warms, gets oilier and oilier with coconut oil. Carbonation high, quite fizzy. Apple finish, even some pear. More pear later. Would probably have been OK without the sorachi ace, but then it would have been a different beer.
Ratman197 (12160) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, lemon zest and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, crackers, lemon zest and light spice with a crisp dry lingering lemon finish.
jtclockwork (12138) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jimmack’s. Pours clear yellow with white head. Nose of spice, sage, citrus, floral hops and farmhouse aromas. Taste of similar characteristics. Interesting brew.
Lubiere (11945) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. A pleasant herbal malt, with light hops, and pungeant wild herbs. In mouth, a malty caramel pils with light soy notes. Medium bodied. Tap at BCTC 2009
Benzai (11857) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Eline @ Van Moll Brewpub. Lightly hazy yellow to light orange color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is lightly malts, sorachi ace is clearly present, lightly a hint of yeast. Taste lightly malts, some yeast again, sorachi ace again, a touch of orangepeel, slightly zesty, lightly a soft bitter finish. Decent body and carbonation with that 7.6% ABV pretty well hidden.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks Pat–pours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is very floral. Taste is very floral hops, secondary light malt.
thewolf (11730) - 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.
bierkoning (11681) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale blonde. Melon, citrus and hints of hopoil in the aroma. Oily grassy citric hopbitter flavor. Hints of dust and malty sweetness. Oily hopbitter finish. Somewhat perfumed. Quite decent overall.
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread, hay, meal), heavy hops (citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of key lime and barnyard. Flavor is average malt (straw, bread, hay, meal), heavy hops (citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of key lime and barnyard. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation and a dry and biting finish. Very nice ale! Sorachi Ace hops are excellent.
Drake (11437) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a vazy orange-lemon color with a thin creamy white head.
Decent head retention and lacing. Big citrusy aroma with lots of bread and some stone fruits and caramel. Taste is
peach, citrus, banana, bread and lots of earthy and herbal notes with a faintly metallic finish. Softly carbonated,
fairly dry and medium bodied.