DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright, hazy orange color, light white head and thin lacing. Fruit and spice aroma, peach, pineapple, coriander and cinnamon. Rich, sweet body with vanilla undertones, juicy. Finishes long, mostly bitter and slightly metallic, hints of pine. An impressive beer at first, yet loses some of its charm as the sticky sweetness compounds in the mouth.
JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Hasegawa Liquor Store, Tokyo Railway Station. Bought as Commemorative Ale 8% abv. Cloudy medium brown with a reddish tinge. Flowery yeasty spicy aroma. Sweet honey and spice flavour. Sharp with slightly sickly sweet alcohol aftertaste. A bit unbalanced and not really my sort of beer.
biirusaikou (410) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bouquet of cinnamon, vanilla, pepper. Works great, pleasant mix of spices and herbs, orange, clean finish.
zvikar (2800) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. As "Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale". Pours orange to yellow hazy with a medium head, aroma of spices like oregano, clove, nutmeg, sweetness, flavor is sweet, spicy, with lots of nutmeg, medium bodied, pretty difficult to drink
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, off white head. Nose is spice, rich malts, caramel, light bread. Easy palate, heavy malts, spice, caramel, dry, ginger, smooth finish
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s red with a small head. The nose is pretty spicy. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Light caramelised apple. The taste is pretty full and bready. Cocoa. Apple tart. Moderately hot and spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Tasty stuff.
Liamrua (13) - Waterford, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Commerative ale 8%, 2013 330ml bottle from Carpenters off licence, Carlow. Pours a foamy head one finger, rasberry red amber colour. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is fruity with good carbonation on palate and a quick finish. Overall its a nice fruity unusual beeras it is
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty peach color. Fruit cocktail aroma, a lot of grape and strawberry. Taste of cherry, flowers. Finish is slightly sour.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sweet and spicy - orange, nutmeg, cinnamon. Sweet taste with a lot of the spices coming through to balance the sweetness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a finger of white head. Vanilla, orange and a nice blend of spices.
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really clear deep copper - light brown with an average sized off white head that leaves several spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is nutmeg, orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla, coriander, and honey notes. Not overpowering from any ingredient and smells just like the ingredients used. Flavour is sweet honey, nutmeg, orange peel, coriander, moderate bitterness, and faint cinnamon. Tasty seasonal beer.