jinroh (1053) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft to a plastic cup @ Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2014. Pours quite clear, amber with a bit of foam. Aroma is nice, herbal. Sorachi? Tropical but not sweet fruits. Taste - it is crazy! Nicely sweet and has some curious fruits. From the tropics, I am sure. Malt base is strong but it has some powerful hop aromas on top, mellowed by a lagering process. Feels quite sweet and enjoyable. A big pils - wonderful!
johndoughty (4795) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Another good one from this brewery-they really have opened up my eyes to Japanese beer.Orange appearance and a small head. A combination of unusual flavours including maltiness make this a very interesting one. Aftertaste is fruity making for a complex and interesting beer.
TBone (15696) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @SBWF 2013
Clear copper-amber color, steady white head. Woody, earthy hoppyness in the nose. Medium-bodied. Woody hoppyness in the flavor. Dry although has some fruityness.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/12/2010. From bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Malty aromas with hay, bread, grass, yeast and light fruit. Good bitterness from the hops. Very refreshing.
Sebilinz (1646) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dark golden body with white not very long lasting head. Aroma is malt bread some coconut? Taste is coconut and malt aftertaste is slightly bitter some malt interresting brew. As someone has written before this would be ideal for a food pairing .
oh6gdx (24577) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and a bunch of citrus to it as well. Flavour is fruity, mild rice as well as some strange sweetness. Pleasantly balanced, but would probably suit a food table better than being drunk on it’s own.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65cl bottle from Redmonds. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Malt nose. Uncomplex. Sweet malt flavour lots of butterscotch. Light body. Soft carbonation. No hop character, maybe the bottle is old.
FatPhil (13032) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
550ml bottle (Ales By Mail) - shared by vastactiv - thanks!
Golden, slightly hazy, persistent head. Spicy rice pudding aroma. Total sorachi ace taste. Nice full palalte, smooth. Soapy. Too soapy for me. But I did like how it feels, even if I really dislike the coconut.
VastActiv (5398) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.55l via alesbymail. BBE 03.14. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, rice, fruits, hints of citrus, spices, some hops and malts.
mjs (6114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.55 l, courtesy of VastActiv, 20130914) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, ginger, hint of coconut and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, coconut, herbalness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had coconut, fruitiness, sweetness and bitterness. The beer may have been good but the horrible sorachi ace...