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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Mahogany in color. Tan head, moderate lacing. Big malt aroma and taste all the way. Warm and inviting, bigger body than most lagers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (598) - - AUG 18, 2013
Caramel cherry nose. Caramel malt, sweet potato, sweet sour finish. Interesting job for an original fruity ale with a local twist.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3343) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle: Sweet malty, light nutty aroma. Dark amber color, off-white creamy head. Flavor is light to medium sweet, caramelic, light roasty, fruitiness of berries and alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
This beer pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, pumpkin and grain. The finish is sweet with a bready malt and spice aftertaste. Average overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
john_henry (98) - - JUL 13, 2013
Sweet potato beer, hence the name. Coedo states this is an aged lager, but it drinks more like an American ale. Little carbonation or aroma. Not an unpleasant taste, similar to the only other sweet potato beer I’ve had, but nothing I can get excited about here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
I like this beer! At the right temperature it has a really nice malt complexity. Sweet and savoury- much like roasted sweet potato. Colour is a knockout

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Davis Co-op. Pours reddish brown with a modest beige head and a Chocolate aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor, the sweetness probably mostly from the sweet potatoes. There is a slightly carbonated finish with a bitter aftertaste. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
Botella bought at a liquor store at Hiroshima Station. Deep amber brown colour with a red hue to it. Sweet dark / roastish malty caramel veggie berry aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with dark malts and caramel along with berries, veggies (potatoes) and some alcohol. Sweet strange alco brew... but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5399) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear mahogny, medium off-white head. Caramelly, nutty malt aroma, some herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
333 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.04.02, purchased late December 2012.
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet, toffee, herbal sent. Sweet, light fruity, sugary taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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