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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coedo's beer is brewed from selected malts and hops with the technique of beer artisan, braumeister.

With the stark contrast of its clear golden hues and fluffy pure white head, this premium pilsener boasts a crisp refreshing taste. The name "Ruri" is Japanese for the gemstone Lapis, representing the pure clarity this beer abounds in.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy medium gold with an average white head. Aroma and flavour are pale malts, quite chewy with a brewer’s cereal feel and flavour. Barely any hop presence. Unsure of the age on this bottle, but as a pils this is a dud.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
Bottled at Narita Airport. Clear yellow, small head. Rich grassy hop aroma. Mid dry with medium body and firm mouthfeek. Grassy salty with distinct bitterness. Solid pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (334) - 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~

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (328) - ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2013
0,35 l can. I have had some Coede beers before, probably also this one - but somehow they have felt quite ordinary. This time did proper tasting with aroma glass :) This is supposed to be "Japanese style pilsener". Considering that al major brews in Japan are pilseners, it would be difficult to stand out for this one. Appearance is nice though, yellowish pale, with dissipating top. Aroma is the biggest surprise - it is actually very nice, somewhat sweet with some mango and banana. Taste is smooth, some soft fruit tones give way for mouth-filling bitterness. Not too much of hop aromas / tastes flying around but you can definitely feel some hop bitterness. Aftertaste is quite classic, dry, some remaining bitterness. Overall nice pilsener - although in these days I am more into "bigger" beers, this is a nice take on the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Pale yellow slightly hazy appearance with very small foamy white head, flat, bitter taste, roasty aroma, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (598) - - AUG 18, 2013
Light caramel malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt, some hops, bitter finish. Overall a bit too bland, but not that bad for a German-ish pils.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 29.06.2013, 0,3l bottle @ Hakkasan NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, light malts, rice, caramel, hay, hints of hops. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, hops, hay, caramel, hints of grass. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Actually pretty nice for being a Japanese pilsner.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
john_henry (98) - - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle received chilled from the brewery. I was pleasantly surprised by this. Quite tasty, strong floral notes which make this quite a unique pils.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Can from Ueno station. Fairly standard pilsner. At least it isn’t bland and boring; decent body to it. Not bad but nothing amazing. Fine.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoju777 (145) - FRANCE - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle from Grand epicerie. Smells strong, but with an ’Alsatian’ funk. Yellow but opaque (that’s weird). Watery but with burnt caramel. Smokey burnt caramel. Very interesting!


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