douglas88 (9421) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Mick. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A big sweet citrus orange nose. Smooth, citrus, earthy grains. Solid. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2009
how do you say this??.... . nice fruitiness, light ... very clean .. tons of fruit, abit of yeast ... has a light refreshing spritz .. enjoyable on a warm day on the subway in the sunshine .. drfabulous (8097) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at Country Boy. Orange zest. Slight tang. Citrus fairly dominant throughout the beer and flavor. Nicely done. Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap. Hazy orange color. Small size, white head, stays. Yeasty, grainy, hoppy, passionfruit, sourish in aroma. Citrus, yeasty, bubblegum and tobacco in taste. Quite flat. Bubblegum and tobacco hops in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Soft bitterness. Drinkable brew. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Labeled as Baird Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. Pours with a small white head over a hazed golden body. Aroma of passion fruit, light grapefruit hops, and a slight sugary presence. Taste is more restrained with light passion fruit acidity and hop bitterness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel and moderate bubbles.
Sledutah (7724) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Mike Ernest (7721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of grains, skunky and honey. Taste is grainy, cereal and honey
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of orange/lime juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Nicer aromatically than the regular mikan brew, and better balanced too. More obviously fruit juicy in the nose, soft orangey-limey kinda thing, more floral. Better mouthfeel, more creamy. Alas, it’s still ultimately a novelty beer and doesn’t really rise above that level (whereas, say, Hitachino Nest’s ginger beer is jaw-droppingly amazing in the realm of novelty brews, because the depth behind the ginger is insane). Pleasant and...grimace...refreshing, but ultimately forgettable. Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 633 ml swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Appearance: deep murky amber , bright loose frothy light top. 3-
Nose: Slight citric , fruity soft yet with kind of bite , soda on top.
Flavor/Palate : Light bodied , slight citrus , fresh fruity ale. Sweet at finish.
Bottled as Shizuoka Natsumikan Ale. Blonde saxo like color. Sweet malts with floral tropical fruit aroma. Flavor folllows aroma to the T. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle: Orange hued golden, sudsy white head, dies quickly, sparce lacing. Floral nose, slight tangarine
or mandarin. Definitely citrusy but not the citrus peel that is so common. This one is moreso like the
inside of some citrus type of fruit. Slight clove, both on nose and on the tongue. Soft sweetness, a
little flat on the tongue. Comes across as a very light Fruit Beer, mixed with either clove or some sort of
floralness. Slightly dry on the finish. Not half bad, certainly comes across as real fruit and not a fake