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Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat
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Brewed by Aqula
Style: Wheat Ale
Akita, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Different from the Hana

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
Keyaki Fall 2015. Hazy gold with a small modest white head. Light banana aroma with some grain. Mild sakura flavor that is done well without being cloying. Light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1769) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Very hazy blonde. Short white head. Rich wheaty banana-like notes. A sweetness to the taste and a nice fruitiness that does call to mind sakura. Impressive, bold and satisfying, it seems to come together well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - SEP 15, 2014
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Quite a light and smooth one, decent fruitiness with a touch of cherry, dry peppery finish. Interesting twist on a white ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle, Akita Sakura Wheat in Ueno Park, RBJG#2. Pours a hazy golden off white head. Sweet with lots of plastic aromas. Very bitter. Medium bodied. Soft carbontaion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle (Akita Sakura Wheat) at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Wheaty, citrus, skunky notes, banana, light tartness, youghurt, old and off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2013
I am assuming this is the same as the Sakura Yeast Wheat. It was quite a disappointment. It pour a nice hazy gold which was classic for the style but had almost no head. Aroma wise it was very slight and the taste was not true to style with no detectable weizen spicy or esters. After it warmed up you started to get some tart citrus notes which were nice and overall it is an ok beer but not at all what I’d expect from a weizen...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
This was a version dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. Had a weird, yoghurt like quality running through it. some wheat, sweet and yeah yeasty yoghurt. Odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Bottle at home. Clear dark golden colour, not much head. Aroma is ultra fruity, cherry, orange, maybe some pineapple and something floral. Bit of grainy malt there too, bready and a little touch of spice. Taste is similarly fruity. Bit of apricot, pineapple, just a hint of the malt. Maybe a bit of marzipan there too. Really nice taste and pretty unusual. Fairly easy drinking as most Aqula beers seem to be, but not simplistic. Looks very thin, but doesn’t feel that way in the mouth. Really nice. Rerate: tap at CBM koenji. Not so exciting. English real ale feel, fruitiness is reduced, light sakura. Still nice but but so exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
Good white head, hazy orange beer. Bit perfumey, fruity hops, not really citrussy, Bitterish, perfumed, going over in a pineapple flavour, and other fruity taste. Quite carbonated MF, medium bodied, spritzy, Not an IPA, for sure, but quite fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 Draught at 2012 GJBF Osaka. Clear, deep gold with lace. Nice nose, fruity, cherry, a bit of citrus hop and wheat. Rounded, gumball cherry, wheat, cherry cake flavor, dry bitter finish. Very well put together and interesting.

Bottle from Yamaoka, June 2011: 7/2/7/3/14. Aroma is cherry, citrus hops, wheat, peaches and banana. Very interesting, actually. Dull, muddy brown with lace. Fruity and rather sweet, with orange, cherry, peach,melon. Very interesting fruit, with decent hops as well. A bit strange, but intersting and likeable. Could be less sweet.                                                            

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