AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, served in Flute. Light hazy, yellow. Mild lace, down the glass. High carbonation. Nose of malt and rice. Interesting flavor and totally unique. Pale malt, bready dough and the grainy rice gives it a sake type feel. It’s not a complex brew, very simple. However, that is what I like about it. Super easy to drink.
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Foamy white head and golden color leads me to think macro lager... but there is more here than that. Subtle spicy characteristics and some upfront fall fruit sweetness. Pretty good! Especially on a hot day.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice bright straw gold with tons of beading. Big fizzy white head that settles to a quarter inch cap. Pretty good lacing actually. This beer looks quite young... especially given that it’s six months old... (!)
I should’ve chosen a better glass as the pint glass isn’t exactly doing wonders for the now muted aromas. Fresh grass, pear, pale malts, you’d think there would be rice but then again rice doesn’t really have a distinctive smell that I could really pinpoint anyway. Nothing offensive here.
Plenty of slightly bitter/spicy pilsener type notes. Very refreshing. Nothing at all off-putting, a great post-work beer for sure, even in its old age.
I’ve had this fresh in the past but didn’t bother to review. I must say that I sort of dreaded opening this but was pleasantly surprised.
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was a most surprising coconut. Appearance was typical golden beer. Taste was even more coconut! Palate is typical thin fizzy ale stuff. Overall, a very unique brew. This is my first rice ale, so I don’t know if the coconut is typical or not. It sure was surprising to me.
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a 2-finger white head. Aroma was of mild citrus and yeast. Light body with a crisp, somewhat dry finish. Crisp, mildly fruity/grainy taste with some yeast funk.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Aroma is floral and grain. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a huge white head. Taste is sweet with grains and malt. Pretty good.
rdixon77 (1694) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kinda disappointed with this one. I think I expected it to be great for some reason, and it just wasn’t there. The pour was hazy straw gold color. A bit of floral and sweet aroma. There was definitely sugary sweet grains that had a bit of sake-like flavoring (obviously). But it also tasted like a cooked veggie (corn or something). Just not super appealing. Some bitterness and hops.
I appreciate that they tried something different and interesting, but could use some tweaking for sure.
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of grains. Hint of sweetness.
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TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
out of my mix pack, I was told good things about this one. Color was a whitish hazy yellow. Aroma is very complex for a golden rice beer. I was getting light lemon, grain, roasted chestnut and even some vanilla. Taste gives that mild citrus along with some slightly sweet grain. Remarkably good for a beer that uses adjuncts.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, grain, slight lemony rice, touch of spice, touch of sweet vanilla. Taste is sweet lemon, biscuit, toffee, slight hints of lemon, hints of rice and grainy notes, finishing fairly sweet.