Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to Bruce for bringing this back for his travels in the Far East. Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a fine, white foam head. Sweet doughy malt nose, hints of orange and lemon merengue. Huge sweet flavor, lots of white bread, some raw alcohol, light dry straw, dough. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, some sticky white sugars, doughy white bread, a touch medicinal, hay. Not bad.
willisread (2209) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBM Terrace. Floral, wheat-forward nose with gummy worms and light peach notes. Well-balanced on the palate without a trace of booze. Easy drinking and really opens up with nice fruit and wheat notes as it warms. Awesome.
GenkiGonzo (1009) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. This is the Valentine Gold version. Clear gold with a fine white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Fairly dry, abit of yeast and alcohol. A nice one to sip in the evening.
BuckeyeBoy (5633) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours out a hazy orangeish topped with a small head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness along with a spice and light hop on the end.
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at wpbf. Murky orange color, small white. Tart, citrusy, glueish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also glueish, sweet anf fruity with some alcohol. Meh.
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@wPBFIII. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, small head. Aroma is floral, fruity, grainy and some stuff. Flavour is nectar, glue, some alcohol and nectar.
laiti (7980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF Ⅲ, bottled 01/2014
Aroma has sweet apricot tones and yeast. Flavour has yeast, apricot, alcohol and grassy hops. Boozy tones start to disturb a bit after some sips.
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF III.
Pours hazy golden color with a samall head. Quite odd aroma here, some ripe fruits, fresh fruits also, some pungent alcohol-infused malts also. Sweet caramel malts on the flavor, orange, mild yeast and herbs. Interesting.
Wombata (616) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Bottle from CBB
Aroma: Dusty wheat, mild mikan and pear, yeast
Palate: Full-bodied. almost viscous, smooth mouth feel
Flavor: Wheat, pear, guava, from start with addition of ripe mikan in the middle, finishing with bitter grain.
Comment: Outstanding as the mouth feel and flavors evolved and it had long fruity, moderately bitter finish. 4.1
Aroma: Floral, dusty wheat, pear, malt, neutral/Chard-like tropical fruit, light caramel
Flavor: Wheat, mandarin orange, pear, tropical fruit, moderate bittering with lemon peel.
Comment: This opened up like a full-bodied wine might. Worried that I had overrated it yesterday, but actually its even better with an aroma of 8 and an overall of 18 IMO. So, 42-43 points now.
2014 Version--same day at Enibru as the 2013 above.
Aroma: Wheat, light mikan, pear, not very aromatic.
Palate: Body has depth.
Flavor: Wheat, moderately sweet pear, grain, mikan
Comment: Moderately complex mix of fruit, wheat and grain flavors. Like a barley wine with lighter body and hop. Balanced, good sustained flavor though it verges on being mild at this point. 3-6-4+-8-16 = 37+. Bottle age does seem to improve this one.
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml from Tanakaya @ Mejiro. Pours hazy golden with a thin head. Has a thick and deep wheat aroma, a small hint of alcohol. Bananas, melon and bread dough. Taste is quite sweet that is balanced by spices and alcohol bitterness. Quite warming brew that leaves you with a dry tongue and a long lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
9% courtesy of Chewy shared at CBB. A very cloudy straw gold, a very farmhouse smelling beer. Medium-bodied, spicy, fruity with a bit of heat to it. Really nicely done.