jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks jinroh for sharing the bottle!
Poured into a taster showing dark translucent brown with no head and barely any carbonation.
The nose shows dry notes of brett and sweet notes.
The palate is full bodied and low carbonation. Good funky sweetness of dry oak and vanilla (?). Slight bitterness at the end. Definitely the funkiest flavor I’ve had in a beer.
biirusaikou (1494) - - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 bottle. Very boozy, green apple, bitter hops, burning alcohol. Ok but was expecting better, this is fairly harsh on the palate and over-hyped imho...
willisread (1284) - 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 (4114) - 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 (774) - 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 (3563) - 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 (1414) - Edmonton, 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 (8945) - 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 (8736) - 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 (3061) - 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.