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Hidatakayama Karumina

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Brewed by Hida Takayama Beer
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12539) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Dark brown color, small steady brownish head. Aroma has toasted notes and some sweetness. Very sniffable. Medium-bodied. Caramel, muscovado , brandy and hints of chocomalt. Covers alcohol nicely. Complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2013
On tap at Craft Man. A dark reddish brown pour with a tan head. Spicy yeasty aroma. Winey, boozey but tastey. A Belgian strong with a chocolatey malt backbone. Quite nice, you really don’t taste that 10% at all-dangerous!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3804) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft - Dark fruits, smoke, brown sugar and yeast. Met black with a thin beige head. Raisin, dark fruit and spice, brown sugar and herbal. Nice beer, very herbal but balanced and fun.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (921) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft to pint glass Yeast, buckwheat, wheat, blackberry Dark brown , almost black, but no head due to the pour. Yeasty, molasses, maybe too sweet though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Tap at the TrashZone, Yokohama. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruits, alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
Draft. Very dark maroon color, almost black, brown head. Aroma of licorise and burnt espresso. Taste has anise, dark fruit, bitter cocoa. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2012
Keg at Good Beer Faucets. Dark red/brown colour with small gold bubbly head which soon fades. Aroma is sweet, bit of caramel, some spice and smoke, burnt, plums and berries. Taste is a bit liquorice, some roastiness at the end, chocolate, caramel and spice. Quite full on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky brown, with no head. A sweet sugary nose, with tones of toffee and wood and some aniseed. A little soy-sauce like on the palate from all that alcohol, some aniseed as well. A big mouthfeel, along with being quite sappy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
On tap at Popeye’s. After seeing some ratings from bottle, I was hoping to find some at Tanakaya, but had no luck. I was expecting a barleywine, as it was listed as such on the menu...Oh well, a belgian strong is also very good...and this was very good indeed. Maybe it was aged perfectly, or made well, or my lack of imbibing for some time. In any case it was excellent. Dark red brown color. Brown head. Some classic banana aroma from Belgian yeast. Sweet creamy figs brown sugar, dark fruits, reminiscent of a good westy 12. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle. Dark stuff with a golden head. Raisin, soy and preserved fruit aroma. Rich fruityness, Belgian dubbel notes, light salt. Lime exhaling. Good body, mellow mouthfeel fine sparkles No sticky aftertaste despite initial sweetness. Oishi


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