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Brewed by Chateau Kamiya (Ushiku Beer)
Style: Barley Wine
Ushiku-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at Grand Tasting, Ueno Park - RBJG#2. Pours a clearish brown with a yellow head. Very sweet with aromas of caramel. Some aromas of dried fruits and hints of chalk. Also some residual sugars. Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Dry and sweet finish with hints of roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Barley, alcoholic, fruity, licorice, herbal notes, chocolate, nice hoppy, ok bitterness, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This classic English-style Barley Wine proposes sweet but never heavy caramelized sugars atop leafy hops and their balancing bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy amber.
-The soft effervescence and healthy residual sugars make for a comfortable mouthfeel.
-Cereals are nicely laid out in the flavor profile.
-This is as good as the more renowned Ya-Ho Barley Wine.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
This had a lot more presence than the moku moku BW. Plums, dark dry fruit, fig, LOTS of toffee and caramel. Missing something, but an enjoyable English BW.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Bottle in the park, RBJG2. Amber golden colour. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is chewy, big body, liquorice, fruity again, full on. Boozy. Very nice. Re-rate at the Watering Hole birthday do. Red brown colour, small thin golden head. Aroma is Xmas cake, fruity, booze. Taste is great, toffee, dark fruit, sticky caramel. Treacle. Really good. Has gone up one point this time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2940) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. Light brown colour with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Sweet plum, fruit aroma and flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3109) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
dark mahogany color. Wood, earthy, chocolate and cherries. Big thick nose. Very Chuwy , fully body malty. Tons of earth and cherries. Lots of subtly . Excellent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at RBJG Ueno Park. Murky amber color, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and plums. Taste is sweet dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2010
Draught at the Great Japan Beer Festival 2009. Nice, fruity, cherry aroma. Lots of alcohol in the mouth, though. Lots of hops. Harsh but interesting. Light body, very estery. Nice looking orange color.


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