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Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

bottled
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aromatic Lager - vivid bitterness with savory aroma like white grape or spicy citrus, rounded medium body and clean finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3357) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Clear golden colour with a white head. Caramel, honey aroma. Sweet hops, caramel flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (824) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3347) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2013
355ml bottle- A Golden honey in colour with a thin white head. A good balance of hops and malt

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
355mL thanks to MrChopin’s little sister. Pours a clear, bright golden. Weak white head. Weak carbonation. Nose is thick orange candies, cheesecloth, some IPA style aromatics, American style citrus hops, fresh dough, bread crust. Taste is quite nice- bitter, grassy, sugar cube, fresh bread, flour, so much snappy pils malt. Long, bitter, dusty finish. Actually very enjoyable, bitter, dry. Impressive. Some rustic grain flavor is quite nice making this pilsener instead of IPA in profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle@Home. Dry, very bitter and grassy. Almost nasty bitter in the finish. Refreshing but a little harsh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Sort of APA-ish. Sweet malts and a bit of citric hops. Sticky sweet but balanced by firm bitterness. Kind of overly heavy but pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2022) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from a high quality food store in Tokyo, Japan. An amber/brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, slight sweetness. Smooth and easydrinking. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle from K&G. Nice malty beer. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and honey. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
Tangerines on top of oranges and brandy. Dry hoppy and drinkable. Nothing too hardcore, but nice.


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