gdaigle (12) - North Oaks, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle, complex flavors. Slightly sour and yet rich. I often drink this at the sushi bar when I’m not in the mood for sake. Pairs quite well with the fish.
maxwelldeux (2944) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a small off-white head on it. Nose is really odd, as I get some sour fruits and feta cheese; wife said she got straight rice wine vinegar. Taste was also slightly sour, and had some rice and grain taste in there. Aftertaste was a bit cloying. Not pleasant.
dclark (3) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only other Hitachino I’ve had other than their White Ale. I wasn’t nearly as impressed. The aroma is sweet and nice, but the taste didn’t match the smell. Left a funny aftertaste as well.
Beerhunter111 (3501) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch getreidig, Reis, Orange, Karamell. Geschmack süß malzig, hopfig, Karamell, fruchtig.
edsspoon (58) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma of cereal malt, some fruit and spices, mild smokiness and brown rice.Taste of malt, strawberry and syrup with some bitterness. Very sweet and fruity, quite nice.
Brentv (206) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, pours an almost clear reddish copper color with a medium thickness finely formed foam head that lasts a long time.Huge lacing on the glass. Aroma is somewhat subdued, but is caramel and grains. Taste is sweet, caramel. Pleasant hops. This is an easy-drinking beer from a brewery with a lot of fine beers. Enjoyed in Narita, Japan.
tore_pettersen (155) - - MAR 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange, bra med skum og kullsyre. Aroma av malt og frukt. Medium kullsyre, tam ettersmak. Drakk denne til sushi, helt ok men ikke noe mer.
DandyWolfFloyd (564) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - is mildly malty and toasted, and somewhat fruity.
Appearance - body is a reddish orange; liquid is hazy; 1" head is off-white with some lacing
Taste - the most striking thing is an olive flavor, it’s not over the top, but it is there; there is also some toasted grain quality
Palate - body is light; the texture is thin; carbonation is average; the finish is not my favorite the olive quality comes back, and it’s not for me. It’s not off-putting, just not my favorite.
1st beer by these guys, I wasn’t in love with.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aucune attente, le nez est mielleux, comme un glaçage malté difficile à identifier. En bouche je peux sentir le riz à l’oeuvre, un sucre effacé suivi d’une floralité spectrale, étrange magnétisme.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Amundsen, january 17th 2014. Clear amber body, small white head. Strange adjunct aroma and taste, guess it’s the red rice, pleasant hops with a modest bitterness. The different taste makes the beer a bit special, though it’s quite forgettabe, with an elsewhere pretty standard malt body.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Drukket hjemme i selskap med Elsa&Kristoffer 28 Aug 13. Gyldenbrun. Høyt kremaktig skum. Svak tung fruktig aroma. Smaken uvant. Samme tunge preget - antakeligvis risen. Litt sødme i ettersmaken. Avslutter tørt.