JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
I loved this beer on tap at the brewery. Poured cloduy yellow with spiced notes. These notes gave a bread like quality that ran a long almost creamy maly finish. JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
This beer is a big surprise very mild but big and flavorful.Aroma was light with grassy nose and touch of lemon. Poured cloudy off yellow two finger thick head. Mouthfeel was smooth, nicely carbed, and extremely quaffable. Tasted of pepper, lemon, grassy hops and sweet malt. Very sessionable great summer brew. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Cloudy pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit sulfury with a distinct lemony character on the back. Quite lean with a very clean light pale malt base and a touch of graininess. Quite nicely hopped with a little peppery bite on the finish. Well-lagered (like all of their lagers) and light bodied. Easy to put these back in some pretty serious quantity. Light bitterness but clearly made in the pilsner style. Pretty nice stuff. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
A most interesting and most needed lager. The light aroma is citrussy and rice being steamed. Light body, yet some lace. Very tasty lemoney, and the bitterness is right there, edging you on. Fine carbonation.Just the right amount of this extremely bitter Japanese hop, a masterful concoction. Very very drinkable.Worth the trip downtown. DerWeg (1682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
Very fine, with crisp and toasty grain and malt right up front - actually it took me a few sips to like this. Almost like summer meadow hay and light honey, with a bit of lemon. Nice finish of lemon and hop dryness, don’t miss it.
pootzboy (1737) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
A very pale dry lager. Decent cap for a "dry" (rice) lager.... Aroma is spicy from the Sorachi hops and the rice gives a faint fruity-cereal note. Spritzy, dry, clean, nice sharp dry finish. Great little patio beer for quaffing a few on hot days. A Pale dry (rice) beer micro brewed the right way - decent flavor for such a pale dry beer. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
Draught. at the brewpub. Slightly hazy gold with an average white head, a bit of lacing. Interesting aroma - a little buttery up front but very grassy-bitter as it warms, with the rice adding a different nose; slightly rice-y and grainy-sweet. The taste follows, quite pungently grassy yet thickly malty, not too sweet ... more-ish, although it took a while for me to warm up to it; clean, no ugly aftertaste, probably their best "with food" offering Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
A light blonde lager with a thin lacing off white head. Aroma of sake, lemongrass, a bit of lactic points and pepper. In mouth, a smooth lager with grassy hops and pepper, chalky notes, lighter but quaffable. On tap at brewpub, August 6 2010. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color lager with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light citrusy and floral grassy notes from the hops with light clean cereal notes. Taste is a mix between some grassy floral hops with good notes of refreshing clean cereal notes with some light sweet notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though a bigger hops punch could have provided further enjoyment of this one. DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Light yellow with a slight haze and an average white head. Aroma is interesting, at first it is unmistakably vegetal but in a weird way. Some here are saying buttery, but that doesn’t quite hit it for me. The closest I can come is that it smells a little like hearts of palm or artichokes or something like that. Even that isn’t quite right, but its moving in the right direction. Maye a bit of pepper (i.e. capsicum, not spice). Flavour is also quite unique, and after a third of the bottle I am won over. There are pale malts here, clean and nice, but the real centerpiece is the sorachi ace hop character. I’ve commented before that it has almost a creamy, buckwheat kind of character that fades into a light floral lemon. Medium bitterness that is quite welcome in my version of any pale lager. This was interesting, beguiling, and well-made. I would buy more of this just to try and pin down what I’m getting on the palate with greater accuracy. Cool.