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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Special bottom-fermented lager brewed exclusively for the US market

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy and rather herbal with fresh cut wood and light lemony notes. Taste brings more spice notes, herbal notes, lemony zest, woody notes and dusty yeast. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with more fresh cut wood, peppery spice, fresh herbs, yeast notes, light lemon, and sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
On keg at the BrewDog bar in Edinburgh. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. An orange citrus aroma with caramel and alcohol also. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering tangerine. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2245) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
From bottle. Pours golden with some yeast floaters and a tight white head. Complex fruity aroma, something I haven’t had before, some lime, zesty, lager yeast comes across very nicely with the other notes, slightly herbal, medicinal, floral. Taste has citrus, zest, exotic fruit, lime, light caramel malt and the lager yeast ties it all together, there are lots of flavors I haven’t experienced before. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, perfectly balanced. I could drink 5 pints of this. Top marks for originality, a unique beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Hazy amber yellow brown colour, not much head. Complex perfumey fruity aroma. Dry resin perfume flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste. Unusual.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Aroma is fantastic and unusual with loads of fruit that has a white wine quality with a woody, earthy background, almost like an oaked chardonnay. The taste of the beer never really lives up to the aroma, with taste and body a little thin with a background of vaguely unpleasant sourness. An interesting beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Glasgow. Light orange body, thin head. Fruity nose, oranges, peachy, satsumas. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours slightly hazy light orange, with a thin white head. The nose is sweet orange, mango, tangerine and some herbal notes. The taste is full of fruit - orange, apricot, mango, tangerine, tinned fruit (pear, melon and apple), bubblegum and a touch of herb. Medium body, moderate carbonation and nice balance. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
Clear touch hazy yellow amber like a saison. Nose is weird. Yuzu orange, strawberries, saison yeasty, pungent. Taste is yuzu orange, saison yeast and citrous. Unusual mix of flavours and a bit of an acquired taste, but it grows on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
A slightly cloudy golden blonde body with a big white head that faded to a thin coating with mild retention. Aroma had nice toasted malt notes and some mild sweetness to it. Hops predominantly floral with some delicate pepper notes. Flavor was well balanced mild malt notes were subtly sweet and hop notes were floral like the aroma. There was a nice almost barnyard note throughout the flavor, similar to a saison. Finish was crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
An interesting style, bottom fermented lager that focuses on traditional native ingredients. The nose comes up with a little brettonemyces and damp beaver pelt that conjours visions of grassy native wildlands. This folows through with cherry bottle caps (candy), and sweet sweat in the background, hiding like an asp on snake wacking day. The palate is linear with the structure and really highlights the Sorachi Ace hops, with lemongrass, powdered sugar and coriander. The Nipponia finished a little short and flat which is a shame, though this may be more on the age of the product than a technical fault of the batch. MMMMM sushi beer

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