Squeaks88 (14) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 Bottle from Shibuyu supermarket. Toasty malts, nuts, roasted almonds, fig and toffee. Has depth of flavour and lingering aftertaste. Recommended for the style. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap in 2014 at NakaMeguro Taproom. Cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Caramel, peach, fig, and malt aromas present. Taste is sweet and bitter. Well-balanced. Slightly bitter finish. jinroh (1578) - ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
Had this a few months ago. Pours red copper with a white head that reduces fast into a thin layer, leaving some lasting lacing on the way, looing like a knittingwork. Aroma has some fall fruits, rowan, cranberries. Sweet and some bitterness lurking underneath. Taste reveals abundant hopping, there is not only aroma but you can feel the fragrant bite of whole hops. Fruits are also there but they are bitter - rowan but not as mushy as rowans sometimes are. Aftertaste is clean, bitter. Beer is quite nicely balanced while maintaining complexity and multiple.layers. Long bitterness lingers in your mouth longer, just as if I had a handful of rowans straight from the tree. Autumn this is.
Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Lovely dark amber colour, fine thin head. Aromas of caramel, burnt toffee and booze. Slightly sticky aftertaste, with that back-of-postage stamp flavour I love. Good depth and balance. Quite nice. PotjeBier (3336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
On tap @ The Hangover, Nakano, Tokyo. Hazy, orange to red colored. Off white head. Aroma’s: caramel, sweet malts, fruity, piney. Additionally some herbal hoppiness retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter and moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes rather dry and with a herbal hopbitterness. Usually not a fan of red ales, this was pretty good.
maekchu (3906) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
Draught at Tadg’s. Fragrant, crushed peaches, even minty, nose. Hazy red-brown color. Juicy, rich maltiness / gets rounded and down into good balance. Medium body. Exceptional malt, good balance. Had this a few years ago at the source in Numazu, and it’s as good as ever. Go Reds! KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2013
A cloudy muddy orange pour on tap at Tadg’s. The aroma is a nice balance between hops & Malta. The taste is full bodied with a touch of chocolate/caramel malts but perfectly balanced with hops. Really easy drinking stuff. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2011
Keg at Harajuku taproom. Orange colored with frothy white head with small bubbles. Aroma is plenty of malt, bit bready, bit roasted and bit caramel. Taste gives plenty of the caramel in the smell, ultra malty. Bit spiky in the mouth. Nice. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - OCT 16, 2011
Fairly straight forward fest beer, ie malty lager, with the nice addition of some spicy and citric hop notes. Certainly not a hop monster, but a nice, clean american take on a classic. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Draught at Bulldog World Beer Bar & Food. Clear dark amber - white head. Fruity hoppy. Berries. Fruity. Resin. Orange. Citrus. Medium malty. Light benzin. Nice.