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. Itís 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.
GuillaumeCL (342) - 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.
thornecb (3978) - 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.
yespr (28663) - 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.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the draft the brewery, this was very cool, booze and rice sake flavors show, this is neat
AirForceHops (2370) - 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 Iíve had. And Itís 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 isnít cloying even with a lot of sweetness. This gets points for originality.
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 itís not harsh. Warm and toasty. Rather nice overall.
Travlr (9869) - 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.