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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Amber Ale
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, exquisitely balanced Amber Ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic British hops. All-round food beer, great with spicy foods and hearty winter dishes.
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
0.33l bottle shared with The tasting Crew. This is a light cloudy dark amber-red one with a nice small islandy off-white top. Smells quite nice with a dark sweet caramel, some red berries and fruity hops. Really nice taste on this. It’s caramelly sweet, lot’s of dry grassy bitterness. Light dry in the mouth all the way, and it’s average to soft on the carbonation with a light both dry and oily mouthfeel. Quite elegantly balanced. Some hints of sweet licorice in the aftertaste. Could easily drink this again. 18.10.2012

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruit, and citrus. Flavour is caramel and citrus with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Light coppery, caramel notes and light malty. taste is somewhat sweet but nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6405) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
Rated in 2009 in the Shinkansen from bottle. Agressive pine hopped aroma. I assume it’s amber, anyway the owl on the Label is cute. Honey roasted sweet entry, pine and citric balance, retains some sticky restsugars, as a consequence a Solid body, fine sparklyness dissolves it on the tongue. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors hazy dark amber/brown with dark white head. Aroma malts, dark fruits, caramel. Taste dark fruits and caramel sweets, nice bitter. Mouth-feel thin. Nice Amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Pours dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is malts, fruits and caramel. Flavor is bitter malts, some fruits, some caramel and some hops. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6851) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle from brwedog.com. Dark amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash, bitter hops, dark chocolate. Taste, chocolate, roasted malt, floral hops, grapefruit, caramel. Nice hoppy finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2265) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle bought in Tanakaya, Meijiro. Colour is clear reddy brown, big off white head. Nose is sweet and delicious. Sherberty orange and tangerine citrous, caramel, herby. Taste is citrousy orange and tangerine, citrous bitter, caramel, hop bitter. Sweet citrousy, caramel malty amber ale. Body is medium to heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (3758) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle from BrewDog website. A very dark red-brown beer with rich caramel, notes of malt, raisins, red fruit and earthy hops on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4663) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog Online,Paired with pizza. More ruby-brown than amber with a fluffy tan head. Lemon and dusty cupboards on the nose, its well carbonated, quite smooth in the mouth with toffee and chocolate notes up front, followed by some slight citrus hops and a touch of black malt astringency. Enjoyable but more of a brown ale.


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