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Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fermented for an extended period, this premium lager features an aromatic sweetness in its amber tones. With the combination of high quality malts, roasted sweet potatoes and beer craftmanship, this beer is unique to the Bushu area, featuring Kawagoe’s famous produce, Kintoki sweet potatoes. Take the time to full enjoy its flavors and the slightly elevated alcohol content. Called "Beniaka" Meaning Crimson Red, in honor of the colors of the sweet potatoes which helped produce it.
Ingredients: Malt, Hops, Barley and Sweet Potato.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3004) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2016
0,33 l bottle caramel, bread, cereal, red, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (426) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1261) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2016
(Bottle) Pours clear mahogany brown with no head. Pleasant aroma - candy / caramel with hints of bread, raisins. Medium body with reasonable carbonation. Taste is sweet but not unbalanced; there’s some tart notes in the foretaste and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The sweetness is caramel toffee. There’s some interesting peppery spicy boozy otes in the mid palate. Pleasant and unusual, wouldn’t know it was sweet potato.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (368) - - MAR 9, 2016
I like the idea. Bit boozy and bity taste a bit sweet but not sure if it is from sweet potato. Overall not that exciting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (5190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Can't tell what color. 12o bottle pour somewhere weird in Chicago. White head. Rotten and sour aroma and taste. Gross mostly.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (5866) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
333ml bottle. Poured mahogany color with a thick white head. Sweet malty, cereals, toast. Had this quite warm, but don’t get that much aroma of it. Flavor has sweetness, caramel malt, biscuity notes and toast. Long sweet finish. Hides 7% well but quite dull. Quite bulky at times.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 Bottle from Evil Eye, York. Ruby red coloured with no head. It has a sweet red fruity and toffee flavour with malty notes and more sweet herbal fruit on the finish. Not bad but too high an ABV for the flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5029) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Rated la 12.12.2015.

dark amber reddish clear. Sweet dark fruity, potato if youre really looking for it, some red dark berries, dark sweet bread, dry cake. Med bodied, quite smooth nice texture. Good bitters, sweetness. Pretty nice really, if youre in the right mood, if the flavour suits.

-- bb

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber brown with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of toffee, light spice. Taste is herbal, Cola, burnt toffee. Sweet, thin finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (1031) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2015
clear amber liquid with yellowish thick head. Aroma of potatoe and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, spicy, med sweet, med bitter, light sour. Palate: med body, thin feel, low carb


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