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


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
333ml bottle. Clear reddish, chestnut colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Sweetish malty and slightly herbal aroma, cautious and hard to describe in more detail; maybe a touch of treacle, unspecific hints of fruit. Taste is moderately sweet malty, slightly spicy, hints of treacle, a minimally salty touch of soy sauce, unspecific hints of fruit, a minimally roasty dry something or other. Shady, inscrutable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a rich amber with a lasting, dirty white head. Smells like bitter amber malt. Flavor is bitter, malty sweet, and finishes good enough. I love good times and good beer in HK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at a cool izakaya spot in Phoenix. Pours rust red with one finger head. Nose is of earthy bitters and caramel. Tastes of sweet potato, earth, caramel, and touch medicinal. Odd brew cool find

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya, 7% - Coedo’s sweet potato beer. It pours a rich caramel brown with a thick fluffy off-white head. The aroma is sweet, I am getting a sugary canned peach or fruit, fruity with an underlying malt profile of light toffee. The medium body is smooth with a light syrupy quality to it. The taste is sweet, maple sugar, light toffee/molasses, a bit of booziness & heat. It really reminds me of a decent Belgian dubbel. Pretty good but I was expecting more sweet potato, I guess I might be getting a bit of that in the body...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (12350) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2906) - 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..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1539) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1641) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (427) - Nagoya, 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~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (1302) - 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.

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