Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Complex, but in a fairly subtle way. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it had a lot of complexity for a beer that was full of lighter flavors that aren’t necessarily all that complex. Hid alcohol fairly well among such light flavors. I was surprised that it was quite sour. Great balance with sweetness, sourness and acidity. But complex doesn’t always mean great.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, orangey gold with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light cereal; moderate fruity, dusty and musty yeast; pear; peach, pineapple; a little flora; lemon; lemon rind; apricot, and slightly sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, sour and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour and acidic with a surprisingly long duration for all the the light flavors. There was light fruits, light citrus, pear, peach, green grape, lemon, apricot, maybe a little pineapple, a little citrus rind, pineapple near the edge where it is bitter; yeast; sour fruit; a little honey; and duty and musty yeast. The light to medium and dry body was made to feel even lighter by fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.
ckilly (25) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, but very tasty Asian brew very unlike the normal drinks we can get at a sushi restaurant. The brew went very well with the seafood I ate. I would recommend this beer to anyone.
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Pedrens (70) - SPAIN - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Color ámbar rojizo con espuma muy poco persistente. Sabor dulce a sake y algún fruto rojo y floral. El final algo seco. Va guay con manos y shusis....curiosa
willisread (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Liquors Hasegawa in Tokyo. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Beautiful golden amber with a light pink head that dissipates fairly quickly. Strong rice aroma with honey, strawberry and rose hip aromas present. Medium body with average carbonation. Sweet with a slight bit of saltiness. Long finish with a slight hint of bitterness and spice. Good beer with a unique profile.
LeFaune (37) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s like a snow ball when you have it in your glass. Smells of herbs, rice, fish. Taste of rice of course, sugary, balanced with a bit of saltiness. Incredible sensation on the palate - coats your entire throat with a very interesting sugary taste. And look at that cover!
swapp (239) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy light orange - purple color with strong rose head. smells like roses and rices beer. taste are nice bitter with some kind strawberries and roses or other flowers. rich aftertaste light rices notes with some kind wild berries and vanilla with roses finish
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours hazy red-amber, thin white head. Aromas of bubblegum, faux strawberry, like in those ice-cream-shaped gummy sweets. Taste is more creamy strawberry, like the syrup on an ice-cream bought from a van. Caramel there too. Medium body, too sweet a finish for me though. Interesting.
mysland (38) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flasche. Bernstein/rötliche Farbe. Kaum Schaum. Leichte rauchige Noten, vielleicht etwas Tabak. Süßlicher Körper, ebenso etwas rauchige Noten. Recht alkoholisch.
jamestulloch (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Lots of yeast flecks floating around. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of yogurt, orange and yeast. Aroma of custard, strawberry, caramel biscuit and toffee. Medium body with a creamy texture. Prickly fizz. Very sweet - a bit cake-like. Strange beer.
Stuu666 (4857) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden/pink, nose is lemon, caramel, bubblegum, taste is similar, rich, fruity.
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från East West Örebro. Grumlig bärnstenfärgad kropp med lätt vit skumkrona. Maltig doft av kokt ris. Frisk smak av ljus malt.