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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Ibaraki, Japan

bottled
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2008
Bottled. Clear mahogany colour, brief head. Orangey and toasty. Light bodied with clean, rounded crisp mouthfeel. Grainy with salty licorice. Fresh orangey hoppiness, medium bodied. Balaned bitterness. Well made all the way through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Brewdog Camden. Huge crewmy head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, hops, malt, nuts and notes of fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13187) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Bungalow, Kyoto. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Citrus. Cocoa. Toasted. Dusty cocoa. Fresh hoppy. Nice malty. Light licorice. Nice - rather high drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12674) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Draught. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Keg BrewDog Camden London. A mahogany coloured beer with a thick and tight whitish head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with a hint of woody spice. Same in the mouth. Chewy, hoppy and fruity. Quite complex and becomes over complicated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (5903) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 I have had this beer a couple times on tap and to tell the truth it was always disappointing. It’s better from the bottle, and this rating is of one that was cellared for 7 months, and was much better than usual. Darkish amber. Strong hops and fruit aroma. Good malt in the as well. Only slightly sweet, some cookies and maybe chocolate and great caramel, cherries and other dark fruits. Good hops that linger on in the finish with the malt. Excellently balanced with head on barley and hops. Truly exceptional. The aged version was extra mellow and smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5477) - 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.


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