yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pors clear and golden orange, no head. Served in a lovely little wooden box with the sample glass placed inside (standard size is a sample size). Fruity, light wooden, rice and spiced aroma. Fruity apples, rice sweet, mild liqourice and lingering caramelish to light yeasty flavoured. Sweet and slight phenolic finish, slight bitter too. Smooth.
bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
Travlr (9833) - 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.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A translucent copper hybrid with no head, and the occasional bubble rising, thick oily liquid. In aroma, rising dough, solvents, unpleasant. In mouth, reminiscent of Chinese rice wine, doughy, sweet rice alcohol, loads of warmth, but overall, why. On tap at brewpub, April 17, 2011.
BMan1113VR (7691) - 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.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a clear gold, very still looking. Soft banana and warm rice, fruit. Sweet with light effervescence in it. Very warm alcohol, lingers a bit, but it’s not harsh. Warm and toasty. Rather nice overall.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, golden pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of sake, cracker, biscuit, slight white grape, fruity notes, much more sake than beer in my opinion. Taste is a mix of sake, more sake, slight yeast, cracker, biscuit, some slight spice and grass, finishing bitter, slightly boozy but for 15% is hidden fairly well.
thornecb (3973) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright dark gold into a snifter. No head or lacing. Tropical fruit aromas. Thick with sweet rice, spice and honey upfront. Lasting, dry sake finish.
beerbill (3179) - 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.
auerbrau (3079) - 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.