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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4376) - 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 (5368) - 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 (9318) - 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 (1167) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
17th November 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light and mildly dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Malts are mildly tangy and have a thin creamy sweetness. There is a sweet spud vibe in the mid. More of the white sweet spud than the orange variety. Mild floralness and a whisper of marmalade. Light semi dry finish. Hangs together well enough and it’s quite interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light maple notes, light floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light mineral notes, lingering bitterness, light mineral notes, OK. On tap at Coedo Hong Kong.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
330ml bottle from citysuper, HK. pours a slightly cloudy dark amber. aroma is sweet malts, dough and earth. medium carbonation. tastes a little sweet. not sure i can taste sweet potato though. malty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Deep red, beige head. Smells of burning copper coins, some sharpness. Taste similar, more treacle. Palate fullish, mostly due to sweetness, carbonation quite high. Finish dry and a little numbing. Covers alcohol quite well. Drinks like 5% more than 7%.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled at ABR 2015. Amber color. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt. flavor is sweet, and I know it is there because i looked for it. Like a sweet amber lager.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled from the bottle at ABR 2015. Pours a hazy amber orange with a yellowish tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and light flora with a bit of sweet potato coming through. Flavor does a great job of combining sweet grains, bread and sweet potato.


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