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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam top. It has a pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans. Complex yet soothing.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (718) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle labeled at "Commemorative Ale" poured into a shaker glass. Pours a dark amber but by the time the carbonation settles it’s a very impressive dark orange. Has an aroma and taste of ginger, nutmeg and pumpkin. The alcohol is sort of noticeable. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Nice fruit, with prominent nutmeg and other spices. Good balance, and finishes with light sweetness. Tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2477) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Aroma: Bready, Cinnamon, Mild Plums, Mild Orange Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing Taste: Bready, Oranges, Plums Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarf (20) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Well (but not overly) hopped, with a nice balance of hop varieties all providing distinctive notes. The spices round out the nose, and the taste, leading to a great holiday-themed brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet honey and graham cracker malt, figs and dates with light alcohol notes. Flavor is sweet malt, candied fruits, light alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (988) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, honey and winter spice. Taste is very sweet spices, caramel and roasted malts. Finishes with slight tangy bitterness. Appearance is a clear amber/orange with a pearl head that retains well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog, Camden on 10 Mar 2012. Poured a bright orange/ amber, with a big, dense off white head. Aroma of spice, nutmeg, coriander, marmalade and blood oranges. Dried fruit in the flavour, with dates, raisins, prunes and caramel. Finish was some resin, biscuit, spice and straw.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (412) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle while watching Auburn get destroyed in the Iron Bowl. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of spices, wheat, and orange. Tastes of orange peel, vanilla, coriander, and nutmeg. A bit wheaty. It’s okay

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
pours almost clear bright orange with a very nice creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing. fragrant sweet orange peel/skin and orange blossom layered in doughy lightly spicy caramel; woodsy, bitter and astringent herbs, cacao powder, integrated warming booze, belgian yeast, very nice fruitiness - spicy apricots perhaps, lightly sweet tobacco, gently soothing vanilla - thankfully muted, some sweetness - golden candi, candied sweetness, peppery and few floral notes. bright to average carbonation, medium body - oily, assertive grassy-earthy-woodsy-citrusy finish. interesting offering. herbs/spices are very well integrated if not just slightly muted - for my pleasure. nicely crafted.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.


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