FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at Wok N Fire. Not sure what soba is but, it it does make this a nutty lager type ale. Nothing special here but better than kirin, sapporo, and the other typical sushi bar options.
thorongil2 (2423) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) clear bright orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of honey; light, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
PanMarek (266) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild floral hops nose with touches of malt. Cloudy, reddish pour with quick white foam. Much like an amber ale, malty sweetness up front with some hops toward the end. Light carbonation and light body. Would pair well with a range of food.
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Taphouse. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, fruit, caramel and herbs.
Desverger (8636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - orange amber pour with white head. Aroma and taste is grainy and malty with notes of stewed fruit, some spices, wheaty, malty, bit strange, not sure on this one.
donandres (370) - , Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from the brewery in Issaquah
A: light brown amber, hazy, small tan head that disappears quickly
Smell: not a lot of arroma, some grains
Taste: not a lot of taste, low bitterness
Palate: lively carbonation, finish is not abrupt but not long
Overall: good beer not ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: May 31, 2016
digopossobon (384) - MACAE, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Sweet. Burned plastic.... Some alcohol.
A: Golden, opaque. White and sparse head.
T: Same plastic taste. Very bitter. Some sourness. It’s possible to find some pleasant spiciness. Like a softened wasabi.
P: I find it more dense than I expected. It was a good surprise. Flows softly. Balanced carbonation. With a astringent finish.
O: Nice experience. But too expensive!
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Hop Hideout as Ezo Soba Beer - Hazy yellow body, foamy white top. Nice fruity aroma, seems a bit sugarcane-like in the nose. Taste is pleasant enough, quite refreshing, but nothing worth shouting about. Short finish.
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle in fl. Pleasant fruity aroma. Hazy yellow pour. Liked first few sips but got old quick. Bitter. Sticky mouthfeel. Costs way too much
GoufCustom (1649) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle as “Ezo Zaru Shirushi Soba Beer” at abv 3.0% bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Translucent amber golden colour; Near zero finger head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Poor sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Amber malt, with caramel, canned peach, apricots, light floral, sugar and light yeast; Light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with moderate roastyness, buckwheat, light caramel, molasses, yeast, bitter lime, very strong bitter hops and grass;Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is light Amber malt in runny background, which gives way to roasty buckwheat, which is very coarse and bitter to the tongue but not as bad as most Gluten-free beers. Not much fruity taste, just molasses and sharp lime to round. Kinda okay…
Hoppiness is canned peach, apricots and light floral in nose. Bitter lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, highly astringent roast grain finish; Quite dry after taste; Very bitter and coarse to mouth.
Comments: This one would have been a light and refreshing Ale if only the coarseness of buckwheat can be agjusted and lesser bitterness which doesn’t really fit the style. Otherwise I like the good fruity hoppy aroma and its dryness. Once is enough.
mintzmeet (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Made from a buckwheat malt. Nice pour on draft at Japanese restaurant on 45th. Good color. Lightly nutty, but robust mouthfeel