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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Special bottom-fermented lager brewed exclusively for the US market


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2014
Color ámbar pálido limpio y espuma blanca ligera aunque duradera. Aromas círtricos y florales, ligero toque de fruta verde. Cuerpo medio, algo maltoso, el sabor es una mezcla cítrica y afrutada, nuevamente, de fruta aún no madura. En este sentido, recuerda algo a una saison Se nota bastante el alcohol. Muy rica.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1227) - Bodř, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a slightly cloudy dark straw colour with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, spices and banana. The flavour is similar but with tones of hay, sweet malt, cloudberries and hops. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. An interesting, spicy and fresh pale lager. A little odd taste though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle. A hazy golden beer with a dense finger thick off-white head leaving curtains. Rather meaty aroma, with banana, cloves, caramel, some alcohol and a piney touch. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Sort of warming, which surprises me considering the alcohol level. Meaty flavor too, with the same banana, cloves, caramel and piney cones found in the aroma. Lasting finish. Well, it’s not bad in any way, but it’s too meaty for me. 140430

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3073) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Golden slightly hazy color, ok foam. Aromas of malt, light hops, Nice yeast influence . Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness- good balance. Enjoyable & interesting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
55cl bottle with BB 03.14, 6.5%. Clear golden withmedium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, grainy and grass. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, grainy, little grass, medium sweet and medium bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is strange with som some spicy and flowery hops. Taste is light spicy malts, nothing I would by again

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Slightly cloudy gloden. Banana and herbs in aroma and taste. Also coriander in taste. Fine aftertaste. Complex and interesting, while still easily drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Flaske fra polet, pĺ hytta til Sigmund april-14: spennende aroma med litt dill. Humlene som er brukt er Sorachi Ace og Kaneko Golden. God kryddersmak og passe třrr ettersmak som gjřr det lett ĺ helle innpĺ. Litt uvanlig, men bĺde god og interessant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5120) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared 550 ml bottle from Vinmonopolet, ABV is 6.5%. The bottle is full of floaties, but not visible in the glass. Golden colour, the aroma is a little weird, but hard to describe. Hints of sea water and also some dill (Sorachi Ace). The flavour has also hints of dill and laurel leaves, but lacks the fresh lemongrass notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark gold but just a tiny bit of lacing and not really any head at all. The Sorachi Ace hops are quite powerful in the aroma and there is also a slight earthy/oaky character. I’m assuming this is from the hops as well. Pretty intersting. The flavor has a lot more complexity than I was expecting. That same dank/citrus hop note along with a stronger note of oak and vanilla; almost like this was wood aged. Not clean at all like a pilsner but more like an aged ale. Moderate bitterness and a pretty clean finish. Overall, this is a very intersting beer. The wood/vanilla notes are unique and I love Sorachi Ace hops. A different, but well put together beer.


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