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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Draft. Poured clear golden color with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (1176) - Ząbki, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3692) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1410) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (612) - 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 (453) - 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 (925) - 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 (1611) - 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 (982) - 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 (566) - 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 (490) - 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!


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