Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Specialty Grain
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (398) - - MAR 9, 2016
Indeed special beer. Lot of earthiness and if asked I would say the most Japanese beer so far. Sorachi ace is amazing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nonshaugen (398) - Fetsund, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
55 cl, bottle conditioned. Golden orange, thin off-white head, nice level of carbonation, loads of floating sediments. Sweet and fruity aroma. Mouthfeel is crammed with sweet notes and carbonation. Flavours are mostly caramel and toffee up front, but also floral and hoppy. All in all it’s a bit too sweet and sugary, and I don’t think I will buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1074) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016
Flaske . Klar mřrk gylden farge. Moderat karbonert med stor hvit skumtopp. Smaker karamell, papp,brent sukker,overmoden appelsin. Minner lott om en slags fruktig barleywine. Ikke helt min smak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (1284) - Z±bki, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Aromat: ryż, alkohol estry - mirabelki, morele, brzoskwinie, trochę jakby wędzoność, suszone zioła, koper. Brak jednak cytrusów z Sorachi.

Wygląd: barwa złota, wyraźne zmętniona, z pływającymi drobinkami. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niezbyt obfita i umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: umiarkowana słodycz, z wyraźną kwaskowością, wyraźne suszone owoce, nieco starego chmielu i alkoholu. Bez rewelacji.Podchodzi to nieco pod tripel, z dozą karmelu i szczypta wędzonki. Goryczka niewielka, delikatna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane do niskiego wysycenie i kwaskowo-estrowy finisz z wyraźną nutą alkoholową.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3884) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 4, 2016
0,55l bottle. Piwo o ladnej barwie jaskrawo zoltej z lekka metnoscia i solidna trwala pianka. Zapach mirabelek suszonej moreli oraz zbozowy. Smak oleisty, trawa cytrynowa oraz oliwki zielone. Troche zielonej herbaty terz bylo i jakis ziol. Na koniec troche alkoholowe ale ogolnie smaczne i tresciwe zbozowe piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle 55 cl from Bier-Bienne. Reddish blonde with a fugacious cream head and average sparkling. Aromas of cereals, with a fruity notes and a grassy-zesty hops. The taste is soft, with a malted roundness and a floral hoppy bitterness. Notes of ripe fruits, coconut, lemon. Delicate bitterness and traces of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (757) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
0.55 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Light amber colour with no head. First impression is like Japanese bitter - malty and bittering hops. With later sippings this turns into Belgian experience. 8% ABV might have something to do with that. Interesting and indeed a Japanese ale, not just an imitation of any specific European style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (458) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Brown color with nice head. Sweet malty, sugary aroma. Flavor is full and round, sweet with some florar hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1147) - Airvault, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle, 55cL. Home. A clear golden orange beer with a medium white head ; medium retention. Roast , caramel (+), sugar, candied and dried fruits, resin, light citrus. Medium sweet, round, light warming, light dry bitter refreshing. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, fruity toffee finish, light refreshing. Overall, ok round beer ; too much toffee and candied fruits aroma ; hard to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2209) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from Hasewgawa. Shared at a tasting. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown with a one-finger beige head. Sorachi ace all over the nose with dill and grass coming out. Also some malt present as well. As it warms some sake koji like notes come out. Taste is sweet with some grassy, dill notes as well. Medium to heavy body with average carbonation. Finish is sweet with some light grassy bitterness.

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