willisread (202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 craft beer market Toranomon. Served in a snifter. A rusty Amber color with a small white head. Really big fruit aroma: pear, fig, currant with a bit of wheat and vanilla. Hope jump out on the palate with a resiny bitterness. Thin body and slightly watery mouthfeel with a little alcohol noticeable on the finish.
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
100 ml in a wine glass, on draft at Craft Beer Market Jimbocho. Clear dark amber with thin off-white head. Aromas of red wine, dark fruit, light caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, floral, wheat, booze. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
GenkiGonzo (462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bungalow. Nice ruby amber, small head with decent lacing. Boozy dark fruit aroma. Surprisingly bitter, nice fruit, but a definite alcohol finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery via rakuten I believe. 2013 bottle, OG 1.092, IBU 55, Hops: Nugget, Cascade, HBC 342. Served in a snifter and shared with my angelic wife. A very dark ruby brown with a good 1 cm head of beige foam that slowly faded away leaving some clinging to the side of the glass. Really rich malty aroma of pitted fruit, figs, peaches, plums - delicious sweet fruitiness. Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. The taste is surprisingly bitter... well rather bittersweet. You get that fruity malty hit at first then it fades into a lingering lightly bitter finish. Once it starts warming up you get more caramel, some spiciness, a bit of sherry like notes. I am not a big expert in wheat wines but this is quite good.
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to plastic cup. :( (Lezzet Osaka 1st year anniversary)
Lychee and blood orange sweetness and a touch of alcohol, after it warmed up, I got rotting apple and yeast as well. Clear amber with a thin white head. The lychee and orange come through nicely with the addition of grapefruit.
Candied fruit, still lychee and orange and an earthy spice. Clear amber with a thin white head. The taste is grapefruit and orange. A bit stronger than the 2012.
Ferris (6338) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Sweet lychee, perfume and booze. Clear orange with a thin head. Candied orange, almost hoppy citrus and a tiny bit of booze with a long finish. Vintage 2013 - Candy orange and tropical fruit. Deep clear copper with a thin beige head. Wheat, mandarin orange and a grainy bitterness.
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This aromatic Wheat Wine displays kiwis and oranges within honeyed cereals before moving into coniferous hop bitterness and relative dryness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty amber shine.
-The resinous bitterness is long lasting.
-The tropical fruit nose is amazingly reminiscent of kiwi juice.
-This is one memorable Wheat Wine that does not try to emulate any other beer in its style category. Good job !
-Extra kudos for brewing a strong ale worthy of such a memorable bottle.
On tap at Watering Hole.
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Craft Beer Market Toranomon. Had to drink this quickly as it took a while to come and we were about to leave. Maybe where the night started to go a bit off-track for me! Golden coloured, small head. Aroma is booze, apples, in fact apple friitters, marzipan. Taste surprisingly easy drinking, apple again, not a hint of booze in the taste. Bit of sweetness. Smooth.
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber color. Soft hoppy nose of Pears, cherries and mandarins oranges. Very soft hoppy mouth, a touch of bread, apples, pears and cherries. Smooth and rounded. Hops are very mellow. So nicely put together .
AndySnow (4307) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Hazy copper colour with a white head. Sweet aroma of citrus, lime. Sweet sour flavour. A bit of bitterness in the after taste.