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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


2.1
   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.

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 (9177) - 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 (3259) - 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 (2276) - 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 (1978) - 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 (3891) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
Tangerines on top of oranges and brandy. Dry hoppy and drinkable. Nothing too hardcore, but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2012
Can. The new version with a "Renewal" sticker. Rich aroma with good hopping. Slightly hazy honey-brown color. Very solid hop hit initial; mid goes deeper with the hops and then becomes balanced; final is mild, malty, and the hops continue a good while. Medium body. Very tasty. Much better than the earlier version.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 26, 2012
5.5%. Vienna. Dark straw colour. Soft malty run off on the nose. Medium full body. Rich though generic malt body with soft but firm bitterness. Ok.


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