rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour and Bitter 2012. Hazy golden with a small white head. Malty spicy aroma with pepper and citrus notes.
Bready aroma, sweetish, grassy, leather notes. Fruity sweetish finish.
Theydon_Bois (16865) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, from an IP trade, 28/06/14.
Hazed light golden orange with a good sized off white covering that dissipates to spotting in time.
Nose is bitter orange, spice, apricot, tangy citrics, caramel.
Taste comprises orange pith, apricot, candyfloss, light herbals, yeast esters, pinch of spice, green berry fruit notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Refreshing drop - decent for style.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a white head. Smells really interesting, heavy on the citrus and spice notes. Not really what I was expecting. I don’t get a lot of sesame or sake characteristics. The flavor has a lot of yeast, citrus peel, and spice. There’s a bit of banana to it as well as plenty of bread. Wasn’t bad, actually.
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde. Not much head. Spicy aroma with Belgian/witbier yeast overtones. Dry and spicy with subtle kumquat notes. Decent brew.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Clear yellow - white head. Fruity, flowery, toasted, light honey, funky notes, wheaty, coriander, tartness, spicy, too spicy, sharpness, light body and finish.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of odd musky fruits, ginger, sesame seeds, orange peel, coriander, mild spices and sake yeast. Slightly dry finish. The sake yeast brings a little bite to the back of the palate. Interesting experiment.
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, split many ways, pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of spices (not sure what assortment), wheat, yam and hay. Alcohol is well-worked in, with a medium-to-high carbonation. Spicy finish. Not so good.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Beer Revolution. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of citrus zest and spice. Rather full bodied due to the heavy foamy carb. Flavor reminds of a heavy sparkling wine - dry and spicy. Much spicier than a wine but the same sort of thing. Except, perhaps for the citrus. Finishes dry, sparkly and spicily flavorful. Amazing ale.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy rice, yeast and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout brew.
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold wioth a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, citrus, spice and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and cisp wih a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, white pepper and spice with a crisp dry lingering spicy citrus finish.