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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Aromatic Lager - vivid bitterness with savory aroma like white grape or spicy citrus, rounded medium body and clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Bottled at Narita Airport. Clear pale bronze colour, small head. Generous grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with solid body and rounded mouthfeel. Citric hops and bready malt. Long bitter finish. Harmonious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (823) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2014
Enfin une lager qui ne ressemble pas aux autres (je ne doute pas d’en decouvrir d’autres). Robe paille legerement voilée, tres faible carbo, petit collet fuyant, legere dentelle. Aromes herbal, caramel, agrumes et noisette. Tres bel equilibre, final legerement sec et bien amere. corps moyen. Les flaveurs de caramel et de malt torrefies ressortent bien en bouche. Bonne pioche !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (427) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (839) - ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2013
0,35 l can. Pours nice light amber with a small head. I love the aroma! I guess this is one of the hoppiest aromas I’ve encountered with a lager so far. But well, this one is supposed to be “india pale lager”. Aroma is fresh, some fruits, melon and freshly cut grass. Taste has two layers, from one side it is mellow and soft, just like eating some marshmellows (altbeit not so sweet) – but it has a bitter kick inside that takes over when the aftertaste comes.Aftertaste is long, dry and bitter. Body is satisfying, not too full but not too watery either. I guess Coedo has been able here to do something pretty special – using a very common lager as a base to create something special. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1298) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Pours an amber colour with some lacing. Smells quite citrusy with a slight caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Oto Market in Sacramento, CA. Pours light golden amber with a slight white head. Aroma is light fruit - melon? grape? Med body or nearly. Flavor is grapey with a touch of citrus, plus breadiness. Certainly much tastier than the average sweet Vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - 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 (8010) - 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 (123) - - 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 (3565) - 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.

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