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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3167) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from cellar door, sutton coldfield. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of caramel and light spices. Taste is caramel, brown bread and soft malts. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (4405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at Watermans Beer Market 170515. I must say that I didn’t detect much sweet potato in the flavour or the aroma. Deep amber colour with plenty of maltiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (345) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 A different ale brewed with sweet potatoes. A different flavour, but booze flavour is too dominating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (868) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 23, 2015
333ml bottle from City’Super IFC drunk near Beer Bay. Pours dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, bittersweet finish - a little oily.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
skatanarchy (194) - - MAY 19, 2015
코에도 브루어리 - 베니아카 7% ABV 임페리얼 스윗 포테이토 엠버라는 거창한 부제를 붙인 맥주. 베니아카는 진홍색이란 뜻이라고 한다. 짙은 갈색의 맑은 텍스트, 로스팅된 고구마가 향이 살짝도는 엠버라거.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4526) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle.My first from this brewery. Clear and pored with no head. Slightly sweet with some roasted maltiness.. Unusual without being outlandish. Probably my first beer that has been produced using sweet potato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1097) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Tokyu Department store event. Deep amber to brown color with a nice soapy beige head. Big aromas of malt, and dark fruit. Like cola on the palate with active carbonation and a medium to full body mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate but not overly cloying. Nice slightly bitter finish. Nice Japanese original beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Deep amber color. Smell reminds me of mugicha (barley tea). Very malty mouth with cherries and wood. Lingering sweet finish. Went excellent with what ever spicy food I was eating eight years ago when I had this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1302) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Hazy brownish orange shade. Short head. Caramel and tangerine tones abounding. Kind of a greasy resinous feel that may or may not be hop contributions. Hard to pick out the sweet potato. OK but not something I’d really drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1585) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a dark amber colour with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, vegetable, bread, hints of fruit and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hop finish.

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