AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 oz. taster from @ the brew pub. Brown color with an orange hue. No head. Smell is unlike any beer I’ve had. And It’s been years since I drank any kind of sake but... This is cool stuff. Nose of sweet malts and alcohol. The 15% is nowhere to be found except a slight warming after the sip. Lots of sweet flavors, butterscotch, toasted barley and some notes of grapes. Flavor isn’t cloying even with a lot of sweetness. This gets points for originality.
GuillaumeCL (319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a traditional sake glass + box. Pours orange with nearly no head. Smell is both sake and fruity hope with some caramel maltiness. Palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with nearly no carbonation. Taste starts sweet and fruity, then gets bitter before suddenly becoming sake in my mouth. VERY interesting brew, highly recommended.
Marheb (1214) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Melange réussi entre un genre de saison impériale et un saké, alcool bien atténué.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Holy cow. Hazy golden color, flat. Aroma resebles sake much more than it does beer. Taste is strong straw, pale malt, subtle anise. Does not seem boozy. Holy cow.
lushawn (2713) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at cbc. Sweet toast and honey. Touch of cough syrup. Boozy gummy bears. Alcohol relatevily well incorporated for 14you percent. Easy drinkin, but not really my thang.
HighWine (858) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Light amber pour served in a 5 ounce glass set in a wooden box. Faint white grape juice nose. Taste is sweeter than expected like a light barley wine. Honey, booze, and a sake finish. slippery in the mouth. Good.
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auerbrau (2989) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Awesome soft fruit and asian pear skin aroma. It just has this awesome soft floral, plum, and warm wind aroma. Takes me some place beautiful, with soft light, and just the right of ocean humidity. Flavors are a little more vitriolic. Wow. This has heat and intent. I like this. It’s a slow, sweet sipper. The grain complex is soft and earthen. Overall flavors are subtle and waft between sake and something like a beer pommeau. Love the clean dry rice finish. Totally worth it experiment.
beerbill (3047) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived a clear warm gold with a linen white ring for a head. Pleasant aroma of rice and malt. It is in the flavor that this marriage really excels. Rice, malt, brown sugar, and caramel abound. Softly effervescent on the palate. Mild warming at the finish enhances the experience. Exquisite.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of rice, wood, florals, and grilled plantains. Flavor of butterscotch, apple, wood, rice milk, and honey. Alcohol is nicely hidden for the abv. An interesting experimental brew.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GABF. Interesting beer. Pours with a clear golden body with a minimal white head. Aromas are sweet, boozy, rice, apple esters, light floral and spice notes. Flavors are sweet, way too sweet for my tastes, grainy (nearly wheat like), starchy, koji, some light alcohol. Syrupy and warming on the palate with light carbonation.