blipp (4776) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Wheat and lemony, with some light whiskey-like notes, grapes, and juniper. Well balanced and very drinkable.
puzzl (3172) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gingerman. Cloudy pour, small head. Rubbery grape, yeasty, blackberry aroma. Kind of boozy, brandy flavor, prickly with light carbonation.
cards04 (819) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Labeled Hitachino Zymatore. Pours an orange marmalade colour with nice lacing. Sweet and sour aromas. Sweet candy, minty, hoppy. Nice!
boFNjackson (3572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep, amber/reddish with a thin, khaki head. Nose had a definite vinous, barrel, oak, and funk character. Some decent fruits notes with a mild acid and tartness to it. As it finished the tartness came through more. A little warming, but overall the alcohol was well masked. A nice, rare treat to have.
womencantsail (6866) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden orange pour with a white head. Nose is fairly heavy on the fruit and yeast notes. A light lactic tartness, some straw, grass, and some decent citrus zest. A bit of bread and oak, too. The flavor doesn’t have too much in the way of wine, but a decent bit of oak. Some grass and straw, a bit of citrus zest, and a light lactic sourness. Mild malt sweetness, some yeast, and hints of pear and apple.
northropfrye (1347) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Happy Gnome. Hitachino Zymatore. Sweet fruity Belgian style ale. A touch of hops. Excellent stuff.
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is ruby gold with a mild fine bubbled white head in this glass modest retention, eventually ringing the glass, with very light lacing. The noseis the highlight for me. Fruity overtones and wine barrel treatment come through in an excellent way. The flavor profile seems a little muted, the base beer seems a touch simple. There is a big of booze here, with more fruits, wine barrel, grass, and lactic... It could use more heft to counterbalance the barrel treatment
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Hitachino Nest Commemorative, Zymatore
Date: October 11, 2011
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque dark brown with rusty edges, creamy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of fruity wine
Flavor: sweet funky flavor, fruity sweetness, earthy funk, tart winey character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
3fourths (6939) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, belmont station. unfiltered soft purplish body with a small off-white head. lively acids and esters in the nose; lightly musty, lightly acetic and very pinot-like, or as much as a beer can be from sitting in a pinot barrel. the whiskey, however, is really difficult to discern. dense body but soft and silky front to back with growing acid late. it’s a mixture of dried dark fruits (red grape, black cherry, cranberry) and medium oak tannins with a silken finish and the alcohol well-matched with the round, full body and the medium-low sweetness. a treat.