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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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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


Rciesla's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Holy fucking grail of lagers big up to Andy pants for the tip off. Holy fuck this is slamming. Beautiful transparant copper body with a light off white lace quickly diminishing. Aromatically a soft pear and floral tone. Hints of agave and fresh laundry sheet like freshness. A total pleassure to sip on. Very soft blanket of carbonation. Light apple crisps, pear tones very light hay and fruit puch notes quicky give way to a juicy soft spicy hop tone. Nice tongue tigling spice with a touch of lavender grass and spice. Astonushing in its freshness n glory. I think i’m in love.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma with weak fruity hops. Taste is grainy, light metallic with vanilla notes, again very subtle hopped, light bitterness, short malty and sweet finish. Quite boring and disappointing from start to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3307) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. Looks good this with a big white lasting and slightly lacing head over a mildly cloudy and golden looking body. Smells like a mixed of a herb spiced and a wit. Lots of wheat sweetness and coriander but also some peppery lemongrass and metal. Not horrible at all, but a bit confusing perhaps. I like it. What kind of beverage is this really? Doesn’t taste bad at all. A bit fruity and pilsner-melon in the taste. Traces of alcohol and lots of pale malts. Quite pleasant to drink really relly. Ends in a soft grassy hoppy finish, some sweetness also here. Yeah, I like this even if I have no idea what I’m drinking. 12.04.2014

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marduk (2649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber color. No head. Sweet, yeasty, sour aroma. Sourish, fruity, sweet taste. Sourish caramelly yeast in aftertaste. That’s just bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2076) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Tap at GJBF Osaka 2014. Sorachi Ace very apparent in nose; seems slick and sweet. A rounded malt sweetness in initial. The Sorachi gives it a strong hop tea note. Hopping runs right down the middle of the tongue. Deep, solid, and fruity. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ngejo (212) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, orange, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Flaske 550ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum som daler sakte. Kniplingslacing. God aroma av pepper & ingefær. Smaken har det samme sammensatte krydderpreget. 0 kullsyre. Bra - men blir litt endimensjonal. Tungdrikkelig etter hvert.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazed gold with a tall, off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, yeast. Flavour is pils, banana, grass...a bit of peppery spice... Very smooth, grassy bittering. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (806) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
550ml bottle, pours light golden brown wth lively carbonation and a small white head. Aroma is distinct with belgian style yeast, spice, dill & coriander, thick caramel malt and hoppy character from the Sorachi Ace. Palate is rich and full for a lager. This is quite complex and unusual, and pleasant. Unusual but not amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is caramel, walnuts, pale malts and hints of red fruits and straw. Taste is nutty caramel tones, walnuts in particular, hints of maize, red berries and hints of syrup. Medium body and carbonation. Pleasant stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - 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.


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