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

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RATINGS: 45   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
john_henry (116) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Had this on a number occasions as it was pretty common.
Pour is clear orange-gold with white lacing. Pretty solid amount of bitterness to this along with a fair caramel malty backbone. Enjoyable.
2014-10-10

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Can. Hazy amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of sticky bread crusts, nectarines, grapefruit, white pepper. Creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet bread crusts, really rather fruity, with some odd tropical notes along with the citrus and white nectarines. Dries out a bit towards the end with medium bitterness. Didn’t really like the tropical fruit and still feel that hops - particularly fruity ones - should be more of a garnish in things like this, but it’s pleasant enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Hazy, peach amber body with a ring of head and a wispy cover. Honey-sugar and melanoidin nose. Malted candy and toasty notes join the bouquet as well. The body is like sweet beer wort, grainy and replete with unferemented sugars. A low attenuation, sweet barley drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Can 350ml (from Japan)<
Amber color, good white head. Aroma of grass, hay, harsh maltyness. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy flavor with hints of citrus. Light fruityness. Hops feel a bit tired. Not an amber but modern lager.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a lot of bubbles rising from the bottom and a nice two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of bright grapefruity and citrusey hops with a good bright malt nose and a touch of cleanser - very nice and fragrant throughout. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and citrusey hops up front that show very well and leave the palate poised for the smooth malt. Aftertaste clean and slightly sweet, but the malt shines through and especially the bright citrusey hops. Overall, a surprisingly nice beer throughout with a great hop profile for a japanese beer - definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this 333 mL stubby bottle (best by: 15-April-2016) on 04-July-2014 in my hotel room here in Wan Chai, Hong Kong purchased from City’Super! in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 03-July-2014 for HK$29,00.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Smells of sweet florals, apricot/plum, yeast, bit of spice. Taste is very yeasty, spicy estery hop, long dry finish, slightly strange perfume aftertaste. Body is medium slick but frothy with sharp fizziness. Not enough flavour or hop to balance, just yeasty spice.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pour out of bottle, hazy yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of veggie, green apple, cardboard, hints of fusel alcohol, i cannot get past those. Taste is a mix of bitter veggie, trash, fusels, hints of paper, finishing very bitter, cereal. Yuck.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle with friends. Golden appearance with an off white head. Aromas of paper, lemon, and toast. Kind of bland aroma with veggie. Twangy, dull flavor. A little bit of apple, light caramel, and harsh bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
33 cl can, souvenir from Japan trip. Clear golden-orange color. White head, looks sticky, quickly receding. Aroma’s of malt/grain, some sweet fruit with a light aromatic and herbal hoppiness. Flavor is moderate sweet, malty, some dried fruit. Light bodied, but certainly not too thin. Finishes rather dry with a delicate bitterness. Very enjoyable and better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzhigga (143) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Japanese craftbeer. Light brown color with medium long-lasting head. Aroma of grapefruit and raisin. Taste with nice amount of hops. Medium-lasting bitter aftertaste. Good beer, but IPA could be much better.


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