argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle) An absolute gusher when it opened -- off-white foam poured out of the bottle for a good 2 minutes after I opened it. Fortunately no spillage. Eventually what revealed itself was a particulate-filled, dense cider-colored body. Aroma is medium sweet, cedar, apple,spicy, light mango, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, peach, cantaloupe, cedar. Finishes with a nice earthy/herbal hoppiness, and cedar joins them in the burp. Medium body, lively carbonation. Although a bit sweeter than I prefer, this is a nice take on the style, very enjoyable beer. So far my favorite from this brewer.
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly sweet aromas of mixed fruit. Slightly hazy light amber color, with a decent white head. Starts a bit tart, moves to light fruitiness. The body is not strong. The wood casks seem to contribute a light earthy, woody aspect. It’s really quite pleasant, and there is a decent amount of hop bitter. If it wasn’t so expensive, I’d buy it on a regular basis.
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, wood, fruit, hop and spicy. Flavour is malt, wood, hop, little sweet, medium bitter, little citrus, little rice and notes of sake.
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of peach and grapefruit, with rather obvious perfumed cedar, and some pine and spice. Sweet and fruity flavour with a slightly bitter finish and again quite a bit of cedar.
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, herbs, peppar. Flavour is hop, herbs, spices, peppar, caramel. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is musty, hay, medium malt-slightly sweet. Taste is musty, hay, wood, medium malt-slightly sweet, hops-slight bitterness, medium fruit. Medium body. OK carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured a hazy copper color with an average off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy hoppy citrus and pine aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium hoppy bitter flavor with a full hoppy citrus bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Name: Japinese Classic Ale
Source: Tasting, Noog I
opaque orange, sweet fruity aroma, woody malt flavor with lots of oak character, hint of sweetness, low hop flavor and bitterness,
Name: Japinese Classic Ale
Score: i to iii
thick creamy head that’s easily roused into a big hunk of cream leaving thick lace, great complex sweet tart unique woodyness in the aroma that I guess comes from the cedar aging, thick creamy body, rich malt flavor with a lot of wood character, tart tannens, full of flavor and well balanced
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. MOderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed orange amber ake with a thin off white head, deposits at bottom of glass. In aroma, sweet vinous malt, lightly maderized, light terpentine and menthol, not bad. In mouth, a nice sweet malt with mint notes, umami notes, grassy hops, quite nice.