GenDV138 (3272) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a hotel glass. Hazy dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, ginger, candied fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, ginger. Medium body with a dry finish. Wasn’t expecting the dark fruit so that was kind of strange.
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Rich orange copper in colour with a thin but lasting beige head, good lacing. The aroma is of soap, light sweetness, some gingerbread, candy. The flavour is of citrus, a fair amount of ginger, grassy, good amount of sugary sweetness. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet with some ginger spice. I like this, quite refreshing stuff. Well done.
Erzengel (5397) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Intense viscous beginning. Dark malt, spicy ginger, not easy to drink. The spicy ginger is there, but not sharp. The malt covers it well, but is for me a bit too present. The aftertaste is a mix of sweetish malt and spicy ginger with a nice fine bitterness. For me a bit too intense sweetish-malty. The ginger is too much in the background....
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Deep golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, ginger, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, sweet malt, hops, citrus.
TBone (13853) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. Deep ruby color, small white head. Newspapery, ginger in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Ginger, caramel. Spicey and overly sweet.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great Hitachino beer. Pours a cloudy orange. Smells of ginger and spices. Tastes great, lots of ginger all around, with a fruitiness and herbiness as well. Paired with tuna poke, beer is a bit crisper. Had in the bottle.
boozedude (2180) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with pal at club w.. funky akward mal aroma , some light fruit, taste is akward, not sure what to think about this one
Bill Becker (539) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at room temp, it’s a clear copper colour with a 2 finger head of foam.
Ginger and honey in the nose. There’s another spice here, I reckon it’s nutmeg. Nice aromas going on.
Ginger first, honey sweet flavours second, nutmeg brings up the rear. Sight hop bitterness here but that isn’t really needed for me to like this brew.
Smooth smooth mouthfeel. Very creamy. Oh and the foam is long lasting and there’s awesome lacing.
In plain words, this is very good.
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 12.2015. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, spices, ginger and malts.
slowrunner77 (6936) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"from notes: Smells great, fresh cut ginger and other spices. subtle hops. Flavor nice as well, but the way too overcarbonated feel takes a touch off the flavor as well. Too bad, this would have been good. Maybe infected, who knows, but at $7, I likely won’t be trying again."