It pours the orange amber of Syracuse Pale Ale or London Special Ale. On the sniff, a whiff of mute orange and spice. In the gaping maw, it's a bit like a craft beer as seen through the wrong end of binoculars. Flavours are there but they are so tiny, like people seen out an aircraft window during take-off. The finish has a slightly drying yet slightly cloying aspect but while the beer is rolling around your mouth it is perfectly acceptable... for a rice beer with orange and coriander. Then it isn't.
So is it craft or kraphtt or crap? Definitely kraphtt with a slight craft tendency. The bitter in the middle is a bit dirty and there is that icing sugar on the lips thing. Yet, there is plenty worse. Plenty worse than this. A realistic head scratch from the BAers.