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Brewed by Michinoku Fukushima Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Fukushima, Japan

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - - SEP 26, 2010
For a style that i’m not crazy about, this one left me somewhat intrigued. It carries itself with a fairly hefty malty backbone and a strong sweet sugar presence. Not really something that i could drink multiple pints of...but it was enjoyable enough...and memorable.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KyotoLefty (6176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2009
Draught at the Craft Beer Festival in Ichinoseki, Iwate. Red-orange color with a small head. Dusty, vegetal aroma. Light flavor; medicinal and grassy; not good at all. Bitter hop finish. Nothing much going for it. Maybe a bad batch?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Tasted @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark amber color, thin head. Nose of light malt and fruit, wet impact, dry mouthfeel, thin finish. Decent malty amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
Deep amber red color. No head, German malts. Sour malty nose. Sweet, malty caramel mouth with a bit of butterscotch. As chad said not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle. Sweet aroma, reddish-pink hazy appearance. Pear/apple, tart, with a bitter finish as Dan pointed out. Interesting and crisp, full-bodied. Not a bad effort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2004
This is a Red Ale made with Amber & Crystal malts using an English Ale yeast. Nice Orange/Amber color with a rich malt scent. Starts sweet with the malts but has a bit of a tart snappy middle and a mild bitter follow. Quite tasty! Pamphlet mentions this won a Bronze Medal at the World Beer Cup in 1998 and an award at the Japan Beer Grand Prix


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