DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JUL 24, 2010
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Small blue bottle. Thank god itís small. Pours a hazy ruby-tinted light amber with nearly no head. TylerDurden said "Youíre on your own with that shit". Wise words. Aroma is a little assy ("like a brown bean fart"), with that vague old wine aroma, like a glass of wine that was left out overnight after a party. Really really not good. Thankfully the sip isnít as aweful as the aroma. Donít get me wrong, itís still terrible, but itís not like having to choke down bean-fart-fizzy water. Itís more like having to choke down equal parts shitty old cheap sweet wine and stinky shitty cheap beer. Like a carbonated piss shandy. I got through about a third, then realized that Iím not on Fear Factor and dumped the rest to move onto better things.
Ferris (1302) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - caramel, strawberries and slightly vinous. Deep amber with a thin white head. A bit sweet berries but decent although a bit one sided. Sour a bit and you have a winner.
tania_nexust (23) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried on draught at Beer Belly Higobashi in 2011. Was advised it was "a nice choice for the ladies" ;-) It was rather nice, quite fruity and easy drinking. Offers something different to a lot of American-style / German-style beers from many Japanese breweries. Would definitely have it again, though note that other reviews on here indicate you should check the bottling/best before date carefully if trying from a bottle.
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small blue colored glass bottle pours a pinkish golden color with a light pinkish head that leaves no lacing as it settles. Aroma is wine grapes with some grainy malts. Taste is mild grainy malt sweetness with a fruity winelike grape sweetness and finishes dry on the palate. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. A very unique brew which has more wine character to it than beer, but is very interesting nonetheless.
sulawang (501) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours grape purple, minimal carbonation, zero lacing, minimal head. Tastes of sour cabernet grape, light red wine vinegar, tannic finish, and a mild malty backdrop. Has the intense sourness of a lambic but not much body to hold it together. The fruity grapeness comes through nicely, however the sourness isnít balanced with the body and depth. This bottle is almost 2 years past the recommended drinking date though.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Imagine the worst Framboise youíve ever had. Worse than that.... Still worse... Keep going... almost there... no, still worse than that even.... thatís it! Yeah, that bad. Pours murky red/purple/brown, no head or lacing. Nose is funky, obvious lacto presence, plus vinegar, raspberry, cardboard, mold. Flavor is like Rodenbach mixed with equal parts horse piss. Dreadful.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of lush fruits...perhaps grape, pineapple, and apricot nectar, all over-ripe I might add. Also has traces of salted butter, wet leather and sour apple. A distinct candy red colour but very transluscent....beautiful! Bubbly low head. Candied mouth entry but rolls into tart grape and slightly off-balance malt. The tartness occupies every inch of the palate but is by no means overbearing. The fruit basket seems to disapear from its vast nose-selection, with only the cabernet fed grape still present. Finish is a touch short and a bit dry and lack-luster.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Lasting pinkish head on well carbonated dark pink liquid. Grass and wine scent. Sour overtop of a sweet grape bubblegum flavour. Sour rides the wave throughout. The grape picks up through the finish and lingering aftertaste. The aftertaste also has a certain amount of hop bitterness. Additional sips pick up traces of alcohol which seems relatively subdued for 7%. Overall impression is more wine-like than beer. Some type of cooler in between. Not overly sweet. Something is trying to work here but it doesnít come off.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap at Wachi, Kyoto. Ruby red colour, decent head. Fruity aroma and flavours. A bit too sweet. The best I can say about this beer is that the concept is interesting.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Minoh brewery anniversary party, May 2008.
Slightly ruby color. Sweet, grape flavor clashing with the beer. Too sweet and too complicated without being balanced and complex. reminds me of Champale or a wine cooler. Not for me.