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Echigo Premium Red Ale

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Brewed by Echigo Beer Company
Style: Amber Ale
Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4685) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
35cl can from somewhere in Japan. Pours clear dark caramel brown with a fluffy, but fairly fast dissipating head. Malty and caramelly with mild roasty notes. Fairly sweet and malty, but a fairly nice bitterness in the finish. Quite okay!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Can in HK. Clear amber with thin white head. Slightly sweet aroma and yeast. Medium carbonation. Bitter/grassy at first with a pleasant slightly sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11992) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny with a large, rocky beige head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, earthy and floral hops with dates. Flavor is toast and caramel malt, light earthy and floral hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Can. Clear amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is malty with stone fruit. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Can in Tokyo with Jan-Hein. One of the better ones. Copper body. Nose sweet, hoppy. Taste maltier and sweet. Lots of floral notes. Quite well-balanced and enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1527) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with a malt aroma. Taste is a little breast with a light malt flavor. Aftertaste is dry with no distinct bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (411) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2015
L: pours a deep amber red with smallish off-white head, a tiny bit of lacing. S: decent amber ale malt sweetness, hint of caramel, hop and sugar. T: not bad flavour of malt, raspberry jubes, caramelised sugar. A tad sweet but enough balance to be enjoyed. F: got watery quickly at the end, not much bitterness. O: the only half-decent budget amber I know in Japan, and good every now and then.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (1257) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a deep clear amber, beautiful colour. Aroma is balanced, malts and hops. Taste is slightly hoppy, a slight watery finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (5119) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Some Japanese store: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is light caramel and mediocre amber ale smell (if you know, then you know, if not, then you don’t). Taste is old caramel and some nondescript bitterness. Sugary aftertaste. Very mediocre.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6422) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Can (35 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear copper, medium white head. Caramelly and malt aroma with some burnt sugar, some floral hops. Medium bodied, mediumm carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.


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