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

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RATINGS: 106   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: heavy caramel and bread malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel and bread malts, soft carbonation, lightly dry finish. Overall: quite a nice Amber Ale, yet nothing to write home about. Bottle at Yardbird, Hong Kong.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3576) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Aug. 30/ 09. Thanks, KyotoLefty! Amber in color and slightly reddish. Nice sweet and malty aroma and flavor. Enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Mostly yeast, with a bit of chocolate, in the nose. Dark copper w/ a full inch of rocky head. Dark malt flavors, some roastiness, some yeast, and a pleasant moderately bitter aftertaste. Clean, smooth medium body. Well balanced and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3427) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3401) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
33cl bb04/2016, konichidiosynkrasie for the excellent extrae. - Luminous auburn pour, luxurious polished furniture. Suave honeyed Maris Otter, tea-dunked madeleine. More black tealeaf bitterness in taste, getting more resinous plus sweet like candied orange pith. Love the cushioned sweet malt profile here against the UK style hop aromatics, with an almost, yes, umami savouriness coming in. Assertive lingering bitterness rounding off this intensely enjoyable Nippon-ESB with an austere bite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2008
Bottled, shared by the OMH gang. Pours out in a brownish amber colour with a small creamy disappearing white foam. Crisp and fresh aroma of black cherries, grass, nuts and blood-oranges. Medium-bodied with a crisp and rather hoppy flavour of cedar-wood, grass and orange-peels with sweet undertones of red berries. Black cherries, toasted malts, nuts and orange-peels in the long aftertaste. Very nice, a hoppy and elegant amber ale, that’s quite rare.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium body with a balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
On keg at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a dark amber colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple and chocolate. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Sept. 09. Thanks, KyotoLefty! Unfiltered light brown with reddish highlights. Sweet, caramel, dryness in the finish, nice sweet sticky mouthfeel, especially as it warms.


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