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

bottled
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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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
11.25 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and deep amber golden with a small tan head. Aroma is mild vegetable yeasty and roasted malty. Sweet, beadish, roasted and vague metallic malt flavoured. Dry malty and slight dry finish. Lasting breadish to metallic impression.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19970) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Clear dark brown – white head. Roasted, high berries, dried fruits, ryebread, caramel, sweetness, rubber, nutty, candy, fullbodies. Weird Premium Lager – but an ok beer. (6/3/6/3/14)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful ruby amber color. Aroma of subtle cinnamon toast. Taste is sweet fruitcake and brown bread.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle, thanks mrchopin. Crystal clear amber body atop minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light orange. Taste is sweet, caramel, some syrup. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours a clear dark ruddy copper/amber with a very transient beige head. Aroma is bready with a little hint of hop. Med + body. Flavor is slightly sweet, rather bready in a different way, and has some lightly spicy hop. Sort of like an amber ale, which is interesting for a lager. Worth a try. Might go well with food.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
Botella bought at a liquor store at Hiroshima Station. Deep amber brown colour with a red hue to it. Sweet dark / roastish malty caramel veggie berry aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with dark malts and caramel along with berries, veggies (potatoes) and some alcohol. Sweet strange alco brew... but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Red pour, off white head. Aroma is a malt bomb. Lots of sweet toffee, caramel, maybe a hint of the sweet potato. Flavor is sweet, thick and incredibly malty. Not half bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
330mL thanks to MrChopin’s sister! Pours a clear red, weaker tan foam to bubbles. Nose is fresh orange, cherry juice box, some fumey dark rum. Taste is clean, light orange and lemon tea, mild grenadine. Palate is clean, refreshing. Simple and enjoyable, though no hop presence.


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