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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sweet caramel on the nose with caramelized figs and pitted fruits. Pours very dark red with an off white head. Caramel with figs and dates upfront with slight hints of a toasted malts. Very nice.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3854) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1040) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1515) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2736) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
333 ml bottle at Izakaya Seki in DC. Amber with light off-white head. Aromas of sweet potato, caramel, malt, light spice. Tastes of sweet potato, caramel, light toast, alcohol, spiced sweet bread. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bziourk (1) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Bière à la patate douce. Peu de mousse, douce et belle amertume à la fois, Complexe avec une jolie transformation en bouche. Très originale, fait une très bonne bière pour les saisons froides notamment. J’aime beaucoup..

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (130) - FRANCE - OCT 21, 2014
Belle robe d’ambre rouge et profond.Une lager au goût de malt biscuité et boisé d’une bonne Ale anglaise.Peu effervescente.Peu de mousse.Belle douceur (patate douce) fruité et discrète, ténue amertume.J’aime.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bozo_skeleton (668) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4995) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (477) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garry_Evans (52) - 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


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