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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special bottom-fermented lager brewed exclusively for the US market


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottled@SBWF2013. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and a bunch of citrus to it as well. Flavour is fruity, mild rice as well as some strange sweetness. Pleasantly balanced, but would probably suit a food table better than being drunk on it’s own.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (851) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2013
65cl bottle from Redmonds. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Malt nose. Uncomplex. Sweet malt flavour lots of butterscotch. Light body. Soft carbonation. No hop character, maybe the bottle is old.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
550ml bottle (Ales By Mail) - shared by vastactiv - thanks!
Golden, slightly hazy, persistent head. Spicy rice pudding aroma. Total sorachi ace taste. Nice full palalte, smooth. Soapy. Too soapy for me. But I did like how it feels, even if I really dislike the coconut.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2793) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle 0.55l via alesbymail. BBE 03.14. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, rice, fruits, hints of citrus, spices, some hops and malts.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
(Bottle, 0.55 l, courtesy of VastActiv, 20130914) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, ginger, hint of coconut and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, coconut, herbalness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had coconut, fruitiness, sweetness and bitterness. The beer may have been good but the horrible sorachi ace...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3354) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz ($5): Pours a light orange with a white head. Aroma is grain, yeast, a hint of citrus, and some bready like stuff. Taste is nice. It is kind of flowery or perfumy. Subtle. Mellow, subdued hops. Nice mild aftertaste. Very well-balanced. Tiny bit of sweetness. Refreshing. I think the taste improves on the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 Bottle dated March 2013. Lightly hazed gold with a short white head. Lightly estery nose, some rice hulls and grain husks and saccharine and some vegetable hop aroma like kale and maybe some turnip.Fruity in the nose too, but more like dried pineapple and lychee pieces. Malt is a bit rough. Light body. Watery in the finish. Smells like wallpaper glue after it opens. That all seems to evaporate away when this is paired with rich avocado and grilled chicken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
550 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy light gold with an average white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is citrus, malt, caramel, and spice. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
55 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma of mandarin, orange zest, some pale malts, herbal and spice notes and some caramel. Flavor of pale malts, sweetish orange, herbs, faint spices and some bun dough. Quite odd for this style but still very tasty.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5635) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014
55 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 03/2014
Aroma is a bit odd with apricot, hay and bun dough. Flavour is rather strong on apricot. Also yeasty bun dough notes and spices. Spicy notes get stronger towards the end of the glass. Odd stuff, not very typical to this style. Not sure which style this should be though. If this really is bottom fermented.


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