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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (8375) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kastanien-rotes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Aroma würzig, süß, etwas eigenartig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, fremdartige Gewürze. Mittelmäßgies Bier!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2013
Can from Lucky supermarket in Hirakata. Sweetish nose, with light berries, red wine, and spice. Copper/red color. Rich fruity initial / balances with the hopping, and a bit of alc. emerges / finishes with little bursts of fruit. Interesting flavors. Wonder how much the sweet potato contributes. Didn’t expect so much sweet fruit from this..

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1313) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
The Local Taphouse StKilda ontap (23-Nov-13) Light herbal stale hop aroma. Clear amber red colour, poor head and suds lacing. Biggish herbal spice sweet malt flavour. Spicy sweet malt finish and soapy spice hop aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Sweet malt hop herbal aroma. Clear red amber color fair head and lacing. Malt hop herbal spice flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (352) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (871) - 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 (811) - - 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 (3467) - 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 (8680) - 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 (116) - - 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.


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