willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Foodshow. A little old at this point I guess. Light honeydew melon and sweety fruit nose with some sugar and maybe sudachi? Body is very soda-like with a slight syrupiness. Cloying and sweet, but the fruit is there. Alcopop but like some of the johana’s not entirely awful. To be clear though, not a beer, fruit beer, but more of a soda fruit beer.
jinroh (1029) - ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Beerfes Tokyo. Pours hazy pale, thin layer of foam. Aroma is somewhat fresh but not in the usual way. Green fruits, a berry with some resins. Tastes sweet. At first it’s just sweet, then hops disappear and what’s left is skunky sweetness. Some fruits add on later which makes it more tolerable. Well, quite exciting though, not really sure if I’d want to have it again.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4168) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Kyoto Beer Fest 2014. Brewmaster was bafflingly popular at the event. A nice honey gold pour with a beige head that lingers and appetizing cabos fruit spritzy aroma. Medium bodied the taste is a bit cloying or medicinal fruitiness. Think some kind of citrusy sweet soda. Not really beer like & kind of cloying...
biirusaikou (2245) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey aroma. Sweet yuzu-like juice flavor. More of a fruit panache than a usual beer, but works quite well, and puts emphasis on nice local products.
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours slightly cloudy marmalade orange, quickly dissipating head, minor ringed retention, lots of active CO2 streams, no lacing. Fruity orange/lemon scent. Drinks with thicker than water viscosity, instant bitter カボス peel up front, lime-lemon-yuzu like pulpy sweetness in the mid, 6/10 mellow honey sweetness until the off-dry 2/10 bitter finish. Lots of aromatic citrus fruit on the exhale. Medium-high complexity, med-high depth, excellent carry, silky mouthfeel, med-long length. Quite extraordinary for a fruity ale to have such depth, complexity, and balance.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with a small, fast disappearing head. Overpowering lime aroma. Tastes like lime lemonade, though with a sweet and spicy honey tang. A refreshing and somewhat original lemonade, but very little beer character.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottella. Cloudy deep amber colour, huge head. Bitter lemon and honey aroma, quite pleasant. Good filling mouthfeel. Bitter lemon sweet and dry honey flavour. Dry bitter lemon finish. Very nice indeed!
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: murky amber-gold with fizzy lighter top. 2+
Nose: Surprisingly clear , orange-honey character , fresh , clean , softer with flatter end.
Flavor/Palate : Quiet sweet ,fruity , mandarin orange , bit soda like. Lighter sweet finish. Refreshing with some of fruity bitterness.12+/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mondial 2009.
Nose is funky. fruity and yeasty, opaque golden/orange, small off-white head. Taste is honey, malt and lemons. Light bodied, balance works quite well, pleasantly sweet and surprisingly drinkable. Really good!
KyotoLefty (8844) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the brewery.
Very sweet honey and citrus balance. Very extreme flavors of the additives cover up what seems to be very mediocre beer. Bitter-sour finish is pretty nice. Sweet, fruity, rather pleasant drink, but not very beer-like.