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Echigo Beer Blonde

Brewed by Echigo Beer Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Mellow hop aroma is the characteristic of this English-style ale. The bitterness of dry bitter hops, plus aromatic hops and ale yeast create a fruity, aromatic harmony. Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat malt, hops, yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2015
Can from daiei in himonya. Drank straight from the can on the commute home. Light grain aromas with a bit of fruity esters on the nose. Taste of bread and malt with a slight sweet taste. Some fruit as it warms up. Lively carbonation and light body. Crisp and dry finish with a little peppery spike. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2334) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A golden/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, yeasty, slightly malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (669) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours beautiful golden with a nice top, has lively carbonation. Aroma is soft and very malty. Bread. Taste is also rather soft, has more body than usual macro lagers, although bittering hops feel better. Aftertaste is short and dry. Overall not really very exciting beer but tastes OK and is definitely better than your usual Asahi or Kirin. Good beer when itís cold and the day is hot outside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (384) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2014
ładny zapach, drożdże, chmiel i owoce (morele?). złoty kolor ze średnią, ale długotrwałą pianą. w smaku dość pełne, drożdżowe, gładkie, z wyraźną ale nie za mocną ziołową goryczką.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Can at Hotel Iidaya, Matsuonto. Clear amber - white head. Bread, Caramel, herbal, tea, sweetness, bitterness, a bit simple. OK.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (390) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2013
Can. Pretty strawberry-blond. Strawberries in the flavour too, along with apples, soap, grass and sweet malt. Light body, fairly heavily carbonated. More interesting and flavourful than most macro lagers, but not really balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (1196) - - SEP 8, 2013
Malt aroma. Honey malt flavor, mild fruity hop, bittersweet finish. Not a memorable one, just darker and maltier than your usual industrial blond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1035) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2013

330ml can bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Clear amber colour; Very thin head and white foam which dissipates in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing with lively carbonation; Light, somewhat pungent smell of ale malt, faint wet cardboard and hint of floral, with orange aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms; Light sweet taste of ale malt, citrus and grass throughout; Light body, quite thin palate; Hop bitterness was initially faint, but make its presence with a mildly astringent finish. Slight dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is a pretty solid Blonde Ale, which showcase strong - albeit simple - character in smell and taste, typical looks and unexpectedly subtle hoppy finish. A decent one to have in a lazy Sunday afternoon. A bit too pricey though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
Fairly soft and ineffectual beer. Looks pretty for a blonde, with lovely strawberry blonde highlights. Tastes like a better industrial lager with a fruiter finish - i.e. can taste the better quality ingredients. Itís still lacking acomponent that would lift it out of the pack and make it worthy of repeat purchase. That i can not say it does.

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