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Aqula Akita Gingo

Aqula Akita Gingo
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Brewed by Aqula
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Akita, Japan


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Beer using sake yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - MAY 15, 2016
Draught at Keyaki. Promising fruity and estery nose, kind of fades on the palate though, interesting oily mouthfeel with light notes of sake but lacks flavors really and feels quite heavy, worse as it warms. Interesting experiment but not quite there yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2217) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2016
This should be called Aqula Akita Ginjo (named for the sake). On tap at Watering Hole. Hazy gold with almost no head. Belgian saison yeast like nose with some koji and sake notes. Soft carbonation with a sweet but funky nuance to it...like fermented rice. Clean and easy to drink. Wish there was a bit more carbonation though, still a nice original effort from Aqula.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at Yokohama Beer Fest. Rich nose of rice, esters, fruit. Sake in the flavor, peaches, orange. rich and a bit sweet but finished crisp. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Keyaki. Aroma is rice, bit of booze. Taste has sweetness, wheaty, nice. Maybe the sake is a bit disconcerting for me as Ive had some bad sake hangovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4895) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
hazy golden, dry fruity, lychee nose with melon. A bit of Popcorn. Light bitter finish. Mouth is not as great, as the nose.

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