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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: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, 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 (18607) - 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 (4786) - 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 (1415) - 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 (245) - 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 (879) - 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 (4634) - 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 (6232) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9257) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2015
350 ml can, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on June 12, 2015.
Clear copper color, smallish teal head. Malty sweet scent. Malty, a bit thin taste. Sort of thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (1550) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2015
Can from Daiei in Himonya. Drank from the can. Light resiny pine aromas with faint caramel syrup. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Resin, piney flavors are faint but noticeable, also some grapefruit and a weird cardboard caramel that reminds me of a macro lager. Clean finish that is lightly dry. Refreshing I guess, but not much malt or hop character noticeable. Pretty bland.


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