77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, - NOV 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 33 cl. bottle @ home, one of the many bottles I brought back from the ever spectacular Alvinne shop \ Very curious about this one, I have been lately looking for more Hitachino beers \ In slight contradiction with the ratebeer description the bottle states that this beer is a recreation of the first Japanese beer made in the Edo period and matured in ceder barrels like the old IPA’s which used to be transported across the seas \ Pours a clear amber/orange/slight hint of raspberry with a creamy white head \ Smell is sweet slight sake yeast, spices, fruity with a hint of raspberry, hint of caramel and dark fruits with lots of ceder wood \ Taste is with slightly bitter hops, very fruity hops (or at least I think that these are hops) but not in the conventional sense, I am actually getting berries and slight fermenting raspberries, touch of lemon, fermenting malts, fermenting caramel malts (does that exist?) & yeast, toffee, bitter cedar wood in the aftertaste, plenty of spices, I am actually getting some distilled sake in the second half & aftertaste, hint of fruity & flowery sake yeast & distilled sake drenched ceder wood, not sure whether that is possible because I don’t think that is in here, this must be the ceder wood \ Light & slightly \ Amazing like a hybrid between distilled sake & an IPA \ Not sure whether the flavours I am getting can actually be in here but I had a blast drinking this
1901 (29) - IRELAND - DEC 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Aontaíonn tú gan aon ábhar atá mídhleathach nó gráiniúil nó a sháraíonn aon chearta tríú páirtí a chur suas ná ceangal a dhéanamh leis. Aontaíonn tú gan aon ní a dhéanamh a chuirfidh isteach ar úsáideoirí eile leas a bhaint as an Suíomh nó a d’fhéadfadh difear a dhéanamh d’oibriú nó do shlándáil an tSuímh. Aontaíonn tú gan iarracht a dhéanamh rochtain a fháil ar fhaisnéis phearsanta Úsáideoirí eile.
Pyrmir (2425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Hazy orange with a big off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, spice, roasted notes and faint woody perfume notes. Taste is malt, caramel, spice, toffee and woody notes.
Mjp12 (18) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange colour, quite sweet initial taste, but spicy finish rounds it off. Interesting .
Lowenbrau (1466) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from 1420. Pours murky orange, with nice off white head, dense and creamy. Some head retention, poor lacing. Nose is caramel, malty, some roasty and spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation. Taste is warm, caramel, spicy, some buttery and toffee-roasty notes, dry ones (sake i think). Smooth, complex, well balanced, peculiar and enjoyable. Warm and hot aftertaste. Nice one.
JohnCook101 (203) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with a large head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Much sweeter than I expected, perhaps a bit much so. Caramel, earth, wood, citrus, peach. Almost enough hoppy bitterness at the end to balance the sweetness, but not quite. Abv is pretty well hidden. Pretty good.
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kimono at the Swan Hotel Disney. Tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger fast disappearing head. Some lacing. Aroma of cedar, bread, grass. The taste gives a hint if cedar, light hops, light citrus, and grass. Finish is cedar. Mild body, well carbonated. Clean finish. Decent.
tgncc (2499) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is caramel, cedar. The appearance is slightly cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, sweet, sly dude cedar Contrasts to the picnic table taste of cigar city. Taste of citrus. The finish is citrus, flowers,light cedar. Medium in body. Interesting.
marquisalex (106) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Coppery amber colour, quite hazy, thick, creamy off white head. A lot of woody aroma and flavour, apparently cedar (note taken). Hop seems masked by the wood. Very sweet open. Nice, unlike any IPA I’ve had before.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque copper. Little white head. Fruity pulp aroma. Bitter malty taste with a fruity, pulpy finish.
thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of stewed fruit, hint of soy sauce; somewhat creamy palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish