garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery. Appearance: Cloudy yellow, proud white head. Aroma: Lemon, rice, quite wine like. Faint ginger. Flavour: Lemon, ginger, quite grassy with some toffee and malt. Quite interesting.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-12-21. Light yellow body, modest white head fades. 3+ Interesting floral aroma, buttercup. Flavour has a similar buttercup floral character, decent hoppy bitterness. 6+ Average palate suits it. Better than expected but the hop character is not to my own tastes. On tap at the brewpub
DerWeg (1564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fine, with crisp and toasty grain and malt right up front - actually it took me a few sips to like this. Almost like summer meadow hay and light honey, with a bit of lemon. Nice finish of lemon and hop dryness, don’t miss it.
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub
Appearance: light pale , fizzed golden look with mid plus fragmental lace. 3+
Nose: aromatic rice aroma, fragrant with sweet fruity hints, oriental fruit with rose petal 6+
Flavor/Palate : sweet golden lager with soft grainy, bit silky lining. Very refreshing and smooth. Hop gently spread on top. Mild till very finish.
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 on tap at the brew pub. clear golden with a white head. some lacing. clean light malt aroma with minimal hopping. the flavours is also very clean, refreshing, the soriachi ace hops add some lemony flavour and bitter the finish out nicely. one of the best pale lagers ive ever had.
//////////////////////////////////////////////// THE BREWPUN CLOSED YOU COULD ONLY GET THIS IN BOTTLES AND THEY ARE ALL BUTTER BOMBS. DO NOT BUY THIS IN BOTTLES, DROPPED RATING FROM A 3.7 TO A 2.7
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. at the brewpub. Slightly hazy gold with an average white head, a bit of lacing. Interesting aroma - a little buttery up front but very grassy-bitter as it warms, with the rice adding a different nose; slightly rice-y and grainy-sweet. The taste follows, quite pungently grassy yet thickly malty, not too sweet ... more-ish, although it took a while for me to warm up to it; clean, no ugly aftertaste, probably their best "with food" offering
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A most interesting and most needed lager. The light aroma is citrussy and rice being steamed. Light body, yet some lace. Very tasty lemoney, and the bitterness is right there, edging you on. Fine carbonation.Just the right amount of this extremely bitter Japanese hop, a masterful concoction. Very very drinkable.Worth the trip downtown.