Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2015
I see a hazy honey coloured brew that brings almost a 2 finger head of foam. Lacing is you betchya! The nose is pretty festive. I get some nutmeg(a fav of mine in winter brews), coriander, some grape like fruitiness, all on the malty and fruity side and nay to any bitter notes. Nutmeg and a sweetish malt flavour that reminds me of the lovely oxidation you get in a UK barleywine or old ale is first up for me. I do get some coriander and some other spiciness that doesnít strike me so hot. Now thereís a strange bitterness that creeps in in the finish. It really started off great but... Medium body, lightish carbonation. Bottom line, itís strong and pretty good overall. I had higher hopes based on my first sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of orange peel and light spice. Taste has fruit, raw bread, citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (928) - 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 itís a very impressive dark orange. Has an aroma and taste of ginger, nutmeg and pumpkin. The alcohol is sort of noticeable. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7627) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2930) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarf (23) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap at Maxís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1528) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, 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. Itís okay

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