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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Ibaraki, Japan

bottled
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RATINGS: 77   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - 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 (5594) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Sampled @ GJBF Yokohama: Copper color, nice thin head, light lacing. Nose of light caramel malt, some light hop and full bodied creamy malty body. Nice and full, rounded and rich.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours deep amber with a light frothy and tanned head. Aroma is toffee and light roasted malts. Taste is moderate roast and toast, dark berries, bitter chocolate, well hopped, nice towards the end, with some wood as well. Good balanced brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
Draft at Brewdog, Camden. Pouts clear dark amber with a tan head. Massive malt aroma with some caramel. Flavour is malt, fudge and heavy bitter, going long into the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at The Flying Elk, April 2013. Dark amber with a large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops and some nuts. The taste was soft with some hops, fruit, caramel and something that reminded of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4259) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Strong coloured amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is quite dry with a hint of bitterness, the flavour is very bitter (rather like an IPA) and refreshingly dry with a hint of spice. Overall a nice strongly bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4074) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep chestnut brown colour with a frothy white head and loads of lace. The aroma is rich red berry fruit yeast and spice. The flavour is medium bitter with some fruit, peppery spice and liqourice on the palate. The finish is smooth and bitter with a little malt. A super beer I must say.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (3923) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, nuts, roasty tones, grass and hints of pine. Taste is nougat, grass, nuts, burnt sugar and hints of paper. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Pretty standard amber without any real flaws, nor merits.


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