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 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bozo_skeleton (1013) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2014
Orangée ruby, pas de carbo pas de collet. Aromes caramel fruits rouges. Des saveurs intéressantes caramel cherry mais trop plate. A regouter sans doute une mauvaise pioche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is sweet caramel malts, dough, bread, and spice. Easy palate, spices, caramel, dough, smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garry_Evans (66) - HONG KONG - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown. Caramel aroma but not strong. Bitter sweet taste with hint of the sweet potatoes at end. Slightly carbonated. Pleasant but unspectacular ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6412) - 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 (4664) - 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 (3453) - 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 (4597) - 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 (17008) - 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 (3460) - 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..

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