jinroh (1691) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a bit hazy, darker and muddier shade of amber. Nice foam, stays but is not overflowing. Aroma is fresh, not too overpowering in any way. Some fruits and berries, bit of malt, nice touch from hop bitterness side. Taste reveals a strong body, lots of malts, kind of a rough and robust take. Then hops kick through, it becomes a bit lighter and bitterness is there as well. Simple but beautiful with its rustic charm. Not a beer for drinking only one glass - you can go on ahńd have several. willisread (3380) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at Nakameguro Taproom. Slightly hazy rust color with a nice medium-sized off-white head. Aromas of toffee, grass, cherry wood some pine resin. Taste is more of the same with a nice earthy quality on the palate. Nice slight bitter finish that is dry and refreshing. biirusaikou (2705) - - JUN 11, 2014
Mild berry aroma, pine. Young cherry flavor, nut, herbal hop, touch of toothpaste, sweet finish. Flavorful ale with a red fruit character, a bit too sweet though. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Dirty orange, small head with lacing. Some dark fruits with a nice dry hoppy finish. JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
On tap in Baird Harajuku. Reddish brown colour, hazy. Lots of toasty crystal malts. Quite earthy spicy hop, for some reason I was expecting a more fruity hop load, dunno why. Reasonably balanced, not bad.
adamah (214) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Light citrus and pine notes but not much off the nose. Pours a orange amber color with light head. The taste mostly a medium dry bitterness. There is enough earthy hops in this to make it dominate the flavor but there isn’t much to back it up. The body was kind of light to medium with average carbonation. I like the dry bitter flavor but there isn’t a lot going on here. nimbleprop (8437) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose of mild orange, fresh earthy honey comb, light pine, a little Bartlett pear. Flavor is honey, chewy honey comb, lightly toasted bread; orange, dried grain, a touch of tree sap, birchy. Clean, bitter finish. KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
Draught at Tadg’s. Pretty red color. Nice amber malt flavor, hops suffice. Nicely balanced and very drinkable without wowing. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
Tap at the Harajuku taproom, labeled as ’Fire in the Belly, Doug’s Red Ale’. Dark orange amber, slightly cloudy with small golden head. Aroma is spicy, astringent hops, bitter and cat pee. Taste bitter hops, quite malty, bit of spice. Prickle In mouth. Big bitter finish with a touch of citrus. TimE (5891) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
med amber color. Lots of crystal malt, moderately hoppy, not so dissimilar from Red rose amber.