bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light yellow, a touch mineral in the aroma with hints of pepper hops. Very bitte - defies its ibu’s. A touch bready when warm with some pithy flavours. Light body. ood, decent uncomplicated drinking
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely crisp, hoppy summery golden ale... clean, fresh and bright with nice wheaten roundess.
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gotta love the yeast in this beer, but notwithstanding the beer itself was a mixed bag for me. Had it quite a few times and each was a slightly different experience. First time, probably not a fan, little thin body that was overwhelmed by the bitterness. Subsequently I learned how best to enjoy it. Slightly warmed or less carbonated the malt started to shine thru a bit more. Nose was a mix of gooseberry and a little wine gum character (presumably from the yeast). At its best it was thirst quenching deliciousness but maybe a little over-bitter for my money.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
beer engine at Hashigo zake
Slightly tepid which certainly effects the overall mouth and nose. Very yeasty nose. Reminds me of beer brewed back in the 50s in the Midwest before they started cutting corners and marketing for the lowest common denominator. Big and fine head with serious lacing. Light gold and clear colouring. Bitter and not badly rounded with a slightly astringent finish. Light bodied but not thin - almost but not quite.
Very nice and very summery. Would go well with fresh yeast bread and butter. Easily overwhelmed by spicy foods.