Heathen (1458) - 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.
monk191 (805) - 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 (952) - 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 (1181) - 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 (41) - - 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 (3539) - 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 (117) - 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 (26) - 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.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
angel77 (791) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 10-06-2014. (cons pref para 02-2015). color ámbar anaranjado con tonos rojizos y espuma blanca con tonos rosáceos poco persistente. Aromas a cereales ligeramente dulces con tonos de frutas rojas y cierto toque de vinos blancos y maderas. Cuerpo medio con 7 vol y paso por boca pastoso con cierta densidad. Presencia de carbónico generando al agitarla buena capa de espuma fina en todo momento. Sabores de cereales notandose bien la arroz con toques dulces de fresas y frambuesas, combinados con un muy ligero amargo y un toque de vinos blancos fresco y con cierto sabor a maderas. No esta mal, originales sabores.