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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Aroma: Bitter, bready aroma. Hints of cherry.

Appearance: Chestnut brown body. Small white head. Good lacing.

Taste: Roasted malts and berry fruits. Subtle coffee taste. Not overly complex, but nice balanced and very moreish.

Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitter finish.

Overall: Roasted malt flavours dominate the bitter hops. Well balanced taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2737) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
From bottle. Pours dark amber with white head. Resinous aroma with caramel. Similar taste, very nice. Easy going, full of flavour. Very decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at BrewDog Camden. very deep clear amber with lasting cream head. Some fruity malt. Rather a drinkable amber ale with enough hop on finish to remain interesting. Yes very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
tap at brewdog ... copper red ... thin tan lacing ... sweet toffee malt roast ... dark cherry nose ... light fizz ... bitter roast fruits ... dark berry fruit ... light bitter chocolate hints ... little woody

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
Keg at Brewdog. 5.5%. Amber mahogony with nice white head. Well measured malty sweetness with a liight zesty hop flavour. Some chocolate. A nice blend of flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2011
Draught at the brewery. Browny red/dark amber colour with off-white head. Aroma spicy and roasted, but like Hojicha, red roasted tea. Also quite hoppy bitterness, pine, resinous, b.o. Very prickly in the mouth and a very bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 30th, 2011.
Sweet malt aroma. Caramel with hay notes in the background. Rich and sweet taste with a pronounced hop bitterness. Dried fruits and some grass in the taste. Appears quite nice and balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some wood and mild floral and fruity notes. Flavour is quite similar along with some mild chocolaty notes added. Pleasantly balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Carbonated dark caramel colour with a nice red tint and a lasting creamy beige head. Smells of a refreshing orange and chocolate with yeast and malt. Medium crisp smooth body.. Tastes of light Chocolate, malt then sour feel (orange), with some hoppy nutty finish. The flip from sweet to sour is really impressive. This is one cracking ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (469) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2010
Color: Dark brown amber or deep mahogany. Aroma: Earthy, yeast, roasted orange, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Palate: Medium-full body. Flavor: Rounded chocolate flavors initially then shifts to bitter, sour grapefruit on the mid-palate. Finishes long with grapefruit, roasted nutty grain, coffee and chocolate. Comments: A well-balanced cross between an amber and a porter. Hitachino Nest makes some classy beers and this is one of them.


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