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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
improvjock (322) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours a rich brown with tan head that quickly disappears (just like the other Coedo I had...) to nothing. Sweet caramel malts on the nose. The flavor is reeeeeallly sweet, a bit overpowering. Kinda tastes like a cola soda, but with a bit of alcohol. Pretty unique for a "premium lager" though...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
Bottled at RBJG park session. Hazy nutbrown, small head. Sweet and fruity with a plastic bynote. Medium bodied with syrup and chewy malt as well as plum brandy and sake. Finishes with low bitterness and some lingering alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2009
A strong amber lager with sweet potatoes as well as unmalted barley. A rich, rounded, sweet aroma of malt. Roasted amber malt flavor, balanced mostly by the alcohol. Quite sweet, chewy, and interesting. Well balanced, nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2008
On tap 12.31.08 at the Blue Note in Tokyo. Clear orange amber, white head. Aroma is malty, slightly hoppy. Flavor is extremely sweet, malty and sugary. For me, this is not a drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 5, 2008
Deep amber/orange in color with a rocky tan beige head. One of the best looking "premium Lagers" I’ve had, actually. Malty, light earth hops, slightly sweet, and a bit ’o toastedness. Smooth, medium body with nice carbonation. Light toasted malts, caramel, and earth. A rather enjoyable lager; I’m impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6210) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2008
Medium yellowish beige head. Beautiful deep amber body. Sweetish earthy malty aroma with notes of candy, soy sauce, and water. Deep sweet earthy malty taste with caramel notes. Clean, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Traces of syrup. Full-bodied. Dryish-sweet wooden earthy malty aftertaste with roasty alcoholic notes. Some alcohol heat. Very nice. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Date: 12/01/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest

clear copper, scant head, sweet caramel aroma with light floral hops and a touch of alcohol, sweet malt flavor, lots of candy sweetness, light bitterness,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2008
The ale pours a medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is caramel, sweet and fruity. Medium bodied lager. Malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Good balance. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Poured a copper color with a small creamy off-white head. Thick sweet caramel aroma. Caramel starts off the flavor then a thin watery finish.

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