Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Aromatic Lager - vivid bitterness with savory aroma like white grape or spicy citrus, rounded medium body and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (950) - - JUL 28, 2013
Light nutty bread aroma. Caramel malt, fruity hop flavors, nice bitter finish. Enjoyable hoppy amber brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7194) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with a clinging off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a sweet light malt flavor with a hint if grape and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
john_henry (120) - - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle arrived chilled direct from brewery, drinking now whilst writing the following day. Coedo state that kyara has six malts. Unfortunately the possible malt complexity are overshadowed by an uninteresting hop bitterness, that whilst not unpleasant neither stands out or compliments the malts. Overall a very drinkable beer, but as usual rather dull and un-interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Updated Rating Jan 2015 ---Won a silver medal in the American Style Amber Lager catagory at the 2014 World Beer Awards. What started off as a Vienna Lager now seems to be an India Pale Lager this pours a deep gold with a fruity hoppy nose of light pine and citrus. Not sure when this beer changed but it is nothing like what I had before. The body is light with a decent mouthfeel. The taste is a clean crisp hoppy pine, good malt light character with a dry finish. Easy drinking at a nice price. ----original rating 2013---- A can from Eki-marche in Osaka station at 280 yen. Drunk on the train home staright from the can. A subtle dark malt aroma, malts then some hops. a pretty nice smell. The flavor is a bit too one dimensional hop bitterness over a malt backbone, kind of a rough finish. Not bad but it could be better with a bit of tweaking. Ok but fairly average, the top quality ingredients don’t really gel together so much... as it warmed up it mellowed out and the malts stepped up to counterbalance the hops and the roughness became more subdued. I think you should drink this in the 12-15C range for best results.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (545) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
Can from Yamaya. Pretty deep colour. Nutty, hoppy, caramel aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, carbonation pretty good. Crisp finishing, almost like a mild IPA. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (620) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
Pours a perfectly clear dark amber with a thin sudsy white head. I detect some noble hops, bread and some light fruit (pear?). Taste is fairly restrained, slightly sweet at the front end with some grassy hops, slight bitterness and a clean finish. A bit one note, but a very drinkable lager nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Clear golden - white head. Fruity hoppy. Light tropical fruits. Toasted notes. Light sweetness. Grainy. Nice fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Clear golden colour with a white head. Caramel, honey aroma. Sweet hops, caramel flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (972) - HONG KONG - MAR 25, 2013

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long; Golden orange colour; No head and near-zero white foam; No lacing and notable carbonation; Sweet smell of orange, honey, malt, corn, and light floral; Fairly light sweet taste of malt, with strong liquorices, bitter lime, grapefruit, orange peel and strong grass. Medium body, slick palate; Taste profile is dominated by potent but pleasant hop bitterness, which is nicely balanced by light sweet malt and orangey citrus taste. Overall taste strongly resembles an IPA, with nice strong hop bitterness and astringency lingers on for the finish. Fairly dry after taste, fairly easy and tempting to mouth.

Comments: This is an IPA without a doubt. Its colours, body, smell, taste and palate bear a close resemblance of Brooklyn’s East IPA, but with a stronger hops character. It may have no head, smells a little bit lagerish, and a rather uncomplicated taste profile, yet it creates good vibes and drinkability as an IPA. It is promising, and with some adjustments, it may rank right up there with those damn good and tasty IPAs. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
transparent gold, large bubbled thin white head. Heavy grass and grain, corn. Flavor is heavy bitterness, grain, light corn and metal through finish but nice bitterness throughout.

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