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

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (676) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (454) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Brown color with nice head. Sweet malty, sugary aroma. Flavor is full and round, sweet with some florar hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1052) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1918) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1008) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2015
550 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour, firm off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. The flavour is malty, with bread and caramel, citrus and spicy notes. Moderately hoppy finish with a hint of alcohol. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (676) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Piana żółta, szybko opada do kożuszka. Barwa złota, wewnątrz trunku unosi się sporo drobinek drożdżowych lub chmielowych. Aromat dość słodki, czuć pinakoladę (ananasa, kokosa), w tle rodzynki, winogrona, kwiaty oraz pilsowa słodowość. W smaku bardzo podobnie, delikatna słodycz owoców kandyzowanych, syropu klonowego, miodu miesza się z ananasem, morelą, sianem. Goryczka nieduża, trawiasto chmielowa. Wysycenie niskie do średniego, lekko szczypiące. Dość pełne w odbiorze, przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol po przełknięciu. Nie jest to sesyjne piwo. Alkohol co prawda dobrze ukryty, ale dość mocno słodową podbudowę nie kontruje ani wyraźna goryczka, ani intensywny chmielowy aromat. Sorachi Ace to bardziej delikatny, słodki chmiel, dodatkowo uwypuklający deserową stronę trunku.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (554) - HONG KONG - NOV 10, 2015
It pours hazy orange, with a medium white head, and malty and hoppy aroma. Taste is intense barley malts, very close to a barley wineish IPA. Fruity with citric and apricot notes, well balanced by the hops. Medium bitterness, medium body, a good sipper!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2015
from Bier-Bienne - pours a translucid bright bronze beer under a firm and persistent pale beige foam; aroma of wheat, yeast and apples; smooth palate, full-bodied, light oily, sweet and bitter; grassy, lemony and wheaty finish with some warming alcohol presence

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (494) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
Came into this not knowing what to expect. Pours pale gold with white head. Aromas are bananas, wheaty, slightly yeasty. Flavors are really quite unique, starts of with a rough, roasty grain flavor, nutty and very flavorful malts even for a beer of this light a color. The hop bitterness comes out on the finish, but is not overly strong. Also has a slight tang to it that is very pleasant. Like a saison with a very unique, interesting malt character to it. A very pleasant surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3385) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Darker golden in color, off-white head. Sweet sugar, floral and malty notes in aroma. Some christmas spices and vinous notes too. Interesting. Sweetish malty and hints of greenish herbs in taste. More on the sweeter side but smooth nonetheless. Light spicy and biscuity finish. Quite heavy one to drink.


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