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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: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (4070) - 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 (5916) - 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 (8543) - 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 (724) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Caramel and some toasted grains.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2338) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. An amber/red coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, malty, caramel, slight hoppiness. I quite enjoyed this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is sweetish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (586) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
Can from Yamaya. Clear, rusty amber with little head. Aroma has caramel with some fruit. Flavour is a little flat, decent finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1265) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a burnt orange with a foam head. Malty aroma. This is pretty good. Nice malty flavor with hop hints to it. Caramel finish, and a tiny bit sweet. Overall I liked this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 From a can poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Bitter hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.


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