Wombata (413) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Cedar/white pepper/lemon, wheat, yeast
Flavor: Lemon, wheat, white pepper. Dry mikan with a white pepper finish
Comment: Well-made, easy drinking, yet with complexity. If only all Minoh’s beers were this good! A real success.
Theis (13374) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Cloudy yellow/golden - white head. Nice fresh yuzu aroma and taste. Light zesty bitternes. Lime like notes. Light green. Ok wheaty. Acid notes. Light body. Pleasant.
jinroh (341) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Watering Hole. Pours pale yellow, hazy as belgian white should be. Aroma has some soft citrus notes and spices. Taste is very smooth, yuzu flavour is much more subtle compared with some other brews I have had. Body is a bit weak but overall, nice and very drinkable beer.
SarkyNorthener (1882) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the National Brewery Centre, Burton. Cloudy golden orange beer with large foamy head and some lacing. Aroma of oranges, coriander and some spice. Taste pretty much follows suit, nice mix of orange and coriander along with softer pineapple notes and a little spice. I don’t know what Yuzu is but I imagine its in there somewhere. Good stuff.
GenkiGonzo (245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Draught at Beer Belly. Murky, cloudy body,nice white head. Lots of fruit, wheat and some spice in the aroma. Mostly yuzu fruit flavour, with some banana, cloves and wheat. Very drinkable, good thirst quencher.
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Bursting lime-like yuzu fruitiness dominates this lean, juicy offering.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy yellowish white.
-The yuzu use is nicely aromatic, but there isn’t much beer to be tasted underneath.
-Drinkability is sky high, but that’s the case for most fruit juices as well.
-Carbonation was low, made of tiny bubbles.
On tap at Beer Belly Tenma.
AndySnow (3144) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Hazy pale yellow colour with a small white head. Sweet fruity yuzu aroma. Fruity yuzu, pineapple flavour.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft Beer Base. An excellent beer. It is a nice spicy white with yuzu flavors woven into it. I agree with maekchu, it has definitely gotten better with a nicer balance of flavors. If you have the chance it is worth trying out.
maekchu (2097) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft. Great estery apple and banana aroma. Cloudy pear juice color. Light fruity initial (pears and peaches); mid gains some tang and sweetness, along with mild wheat notes; goes out very smoothly. Thin-medium body. Yuzu is present but not very strong. Very gentle, lovely stuff. They’ve gotten better at making this one.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Keg at the Watering Hole. Hazy pale blond colour with small white head. Aroma is wheaty and grainy with a touch of creaminess. Some fruity citrus there too and a bit of delicate spiciness. Maybe white pepper. Taste is nice and wheaty at the start and then the yuzu citrus comes in. Slightly lime-like. Bit of belgian yeastiness too. Slight prickle in the mouth. Very refreshing and crisp. Perfect for the heat.
Tried again in the winter, and found it not so exciting this time. Maybe it’s a weather thing. Marks will meet half way.