thirstyrabbit (1078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light copper body, medium head. Aroma has sweet strawberry caramel. Interesting. Taste has sweet caramel and more strawberry. Finish is a bit harsh with perfumey notes. But it’s a beer with a character, for sure.
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good, unique Hitachino. Pours a nice clear amber with a light white head. Smells of rice, red bean, mint and eucalyptus. Taste is quite thick and creamy, but light and refreshing. Lots of rice and bean, and maybe a hint of Ben gay. Similar to the XH. Had in the bottle at Long Grain in Camden, Maine.
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 330 ml
Une biere qui n’a pas trop de nez
Des aromes de riz intéressant
Une amertume peu présente
L’ensemble se tient mais la finale donne une biere incomplète
gegwilson (978) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vesuvio, DarlingtoPours hazy amber with a pink tint and a white head. An interesting tasting beer - spicy and sweet with caramel, rice, wheat and fruitiness. Seems Belgian in style. Quite nice.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, slightly pinky golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet red berry-fruity aroma with specialty grain character (the red rice ?), notes of caramel and hints of flowery hops. Sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Hearty “malty” base with pronounced fruity (strawberries, rapberries) and lighter flowery notes, far away from being perfumed but really present; sweet and mildly bitter finish with an aftertaste that has some fruit cocktail and yogurt character. Nice brew, something unusual. 01.VII.14
bergstaden (1184) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden with a white head - Fruity aroma of rice and some hops - Good body with fruity notes from the rice and hops - Fruity finish that has some bitterness to it - This was quite nice
gnomungus (44) - - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely different; it’s like Sapporo on steroids. Has a very creamy body and strong rice flavor with some clementine. Summer beer.
kidmartinek (3554) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An Asian situation. Hazy gold bier with a piece of sediment. Smells like cheap lingerie, apple and wheat. Forward bite with pepper, wheat and yeasty goodness. A good beer for Japan.
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber/orange with a white head - I can’t really see any pink hues in it. Head quickly disappears. Rich aroma of red berries and flower petals. All manner of things in the taste: red berries , raspberry jam, syrup, cinnamon, ginger, caramel malt. Like beer crossed with caramel spiced latte. Or, jammy sponge pudding soaked in ale.
Odd. Very odd. But in a good way, I think?
stevendoel (27) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A complex beer and rice aroma and a rich red color. Semi dry yet sweet start to the taste that ends up being over powering sweet in the end.
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