AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a standard pint glass, had a white head to it with several different sized bubbles. Itís a light golden color and extremely hazy. Smells like wheat and rice, not too strong, not too weak. Taste was pretty good. Refreshing, had a fresh/crisp taste to it. Like the smell, very wheaty and you can taste the rice as well. There are some slight tones of citrus zest to it as well. The mouthfeel wasnít very good, had a very dry feel to it, not very enjoyable. Despite the poor mouthfeel, the drinkablility was pretty average.
ajtrupp (338) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light, crisp summer beer. Nice and bright. And a pretty cool can, too. Better than I was expecting.
Barreras (1560) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light yellow color with a light fruit aroma. Taste is crisp, lightly fruity, the rice gives this beer an easy drinkability. A nice refreshing beer that could be a poolside beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apparently this used to be regularly distributed in Japan. Bready fruity aroma on a bright gold body. Smells like a golden ale, itís got a very dry body and fruity (peach) and soda bread flavor. Itís ok.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Hapa Boulder. Lightly hazed pale gold with a thin ring of a head. Aroma shows some pleasant noble hops notes of lemon, apricot, herbs and flowers, though malt (and presumably rice) comes across as saltine crackers and toasted cereals with faint notes of sake / rice hulls. Light bodied, crisp, coarse, a little silty, lightly sweet with medium-low bitterness. Watery and plain in the mouth, and while the nose doesnít have depth, itís mostly clean and shows the hops well.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2007 Total Score: 2.5
First impression is of a witbier, but there’s that unmistakable sweet rice scent that you pick up after a little though, because it almost pretends to be wheat and coriander. White grapes and pears round out the fruit-sweet nose. Sour up front, very salty and starchy, coarse and rough, the salitness is perhaps the most I’ve ever tasted in a beer. Very strange. Some lingering salted pear and lemon on the back try to get in, but I think it’s pretty much ruined on first sip... a salty mess.
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Urge. Pours clear gold with a thick, fizzy white head. Tastes like pale malts, dry cracker malt, corn, and very light citrus hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, corn, light citrus hops, musky.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 7 Apr 2012 -- From the bottle at IFS in Pueblo. An interesting and pretty refreshing beer.
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale yellow. Aroma is thin, bready, yeast. Taste is pretty plain, hints of grain, lemons, bananas and bread. Very mild and plain. Very light body, medium carbonation. Watery. Not my favorite.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"fruity and crisp as advertised. cloudy yellow tight carbonation. this would pass for a nice enough brew (especially in the sumer) for most breweries, but not great divide. probably my least favorite for this great brewer."
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. very light body with some mild hops. very lacking in flavor. underwhelming.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated on 12-09-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white fizzy head with short retention, transparent/slightly hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is rice, crisp and fruity. The Taste mimics the Aroma and it has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, I did not enjoy the flavor of this beer as the rice just does not jive with the rest of the beer and thus this is a beer I will not seek out or recommend.