Pinball (12601) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
hazy yellow, small white head.
flowery aroma, yellow fruity. alc. well hidden.
flavor is very dry, flowery faint bitter. madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light white head. Sweetness, fruits, light citrus and light sourness in the aroma. Flavour is fruty, citric and has some sweetness. Vague sourness. Medium bodied. dry. Ends on a grapish note. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The fruity aroma offers notes of ripe apricot and peach alongside crisp pale grains. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Decently balanced. Fruity and tangy – apricot and peach - plus pale malt sweetness. Lengthy, fruity finish that eventually dries out. Bottle provided by mgumby10! gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
36 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle states "2013" and 5.5%.
Label read "Shizuoka Summer Mikan Ale".
Hazy apricot color, off-white to yellow head. Fruity, sugary, apricot sent. Malty, fruity, some citrus, zest taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some zest aftertaste, also lemon.
KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
Name: Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale
Date: August 15, 2009
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light floral, earthy balance, touch of honey
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, earthy balance, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
On tap at Nakameguro.
Cloudy orange Amber color with a Lacy head. Aroma of mikans, with hops and very light malt. Flavor also predominately of mikans, with a little bit of caramel and nice balance. Bitter/sour/fruity juice like finish, but very nice. Light caramel taste lingers. Light, refreshing, good balance of sour and bitter. Great summer drink very well done. cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! A touch hazy, golden orange appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. A touch floral, orange citrusy, slightly tart aroma. Floral, somewhat tangy, citrusy, tart flavor. Ok. KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Sweet fruity atoma with grapefruit and malty notes. Sweet flavour with malt, pine, hops, grapefruit and lime notes. sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2009
This is the Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale as per the label with 6% abv.
Pours a cloudy golden with nice white head.
Aroma of citrus/orange peel, yeast with light bitterness nose. Lots of freshness come out of the aroma.
Taste, lots of sweet citrus flavors, with some other fruits juice that I can’t really pinpoint and must be the Japanese fruit mentioned.
Some spices, light bitterness. This is one tasty beer.
Very impressed by this newly available brewery. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:
The chosen citrusy hops and mikan are a perfect match it seems, as the seamlessly lead to herbal and grassy hop inclinations. A fun summer quencher, no doubt.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil shrouds the hazy beige.
-It tastes like it’s between 3% and 4% alcohol.
-Body is lean and carbonation dulcified, lending a very drinkable, almost watery (in a good way) mouthfeel.
-The wooden hop bitterness is firm.
Bottle; thx Tim!