tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly tart and fruity with hints of plum and funky yeastiness. Interesting. jinroh (2455) - ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours beautiful yellow, slightly hazy, bit of white foam. Aroma is fresh and fruity, ume (plum) is coming out but is not very strong, just enough to create that sour-fruity balance against grainy malt backbone. This is also reflected in taste, lots of ume fruit giving a bitor sour acidity and then everything succumbs to a soft malty finish and dry bready ume linger. Totally a summer beer. Ritzn (1984) - GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Some grass and lettuce, noble hops. Strange lemony sourness, some dust. More sourness in the finish. Meh. BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
330ml bottle (bottled 20th June 2015) shared with a friend at home on 15th Aug 2016: so slightly out of date. Mini-haze to the golden yellow body, white head. fruity nose and taste with a citrus leaning. Easy drinking and fairly interesting. floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 20, 2015
330ml bottle as "Baird Beer Japan Tale Ale" (packaged on 20/6/15, label states ABV now 5%). Appears clear bright yellow with a small transient white head. Gets much cloudier with the yeasty sediments. Aroma is gently fruity with fresh green apples to the fore, pear, cereal malts and a subtle citric sourness. Palate is dry and fruity with a restrained sourness and low bitterness. Good refreshing quality with a lightish body and lively mouthfeel. A Berlinerweiss (with a touch of Kolsch) springs to mind. No complaints here.
maekchu (4098) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Fruity nose, with sugared pears, dried peaches, and some yeast. Thin cloudy yellowish color. Light tangy fruit flavors, pears again primarily, some apricot, and gentle citrus notes. Thin body, and quite watery. Love the nose; the flavors have minimal character. If only it lived up to the overwrought deScription above (but, then, maybe no beer could). beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2015
Restrained fruity aroma in a cloudy yellow gold pour. Mildly tart taste to start with a malt biscuit body to end. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Laying a white and thin head atop a clouded yellow body. Nose of strong perfume. Flavour is tart and slightly tonic, green banana and berry seed. Okay. Purchased at Metro Liquor University Heights for around $4. willisread (3802) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2014 late summer review. On tap at Craft Beer Market Jimbocho. Cloudy golden orange color with huge off-white head. Big plum aroma with hints of orange zest, lime and other citrus. Plum, and slight biscuity malt tastes are present. Fairly sweet on the palate as it settles into room temperature. Thin body with watery mouthfeel. Floral and fruit notes remain throughout.