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


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RATINGS: 631   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Amber pour, off white head. Tap at Angels Trumpet. Super malty and sweet. Almost cloying. But the abundance of malt flavor isn’t welcomed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8389) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
from notes: I think the vanilla beans make this beer. What would have been a slightly better than average spiced ale becomes something odd, but tasty, and of a high level of complexity. Quite nice, though maybe still a one timer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy brown amber with minimal head. Looks like apple cider. Aroma of orange, cinnamon, sherry, raisins. Full bodied, aggressively sweet, dried fruits, fruit compote, citrus peel. Dry finish. Could be classified as a barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Patricks as Commemorative Ale. Clear amber body with a medium sized white head. Aroma feels like sweet malt, dry fruit, some caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet malt, dry fruit, brown sugar, and spices, relatively bitter and warming alcohol. Full body and long, sweet aftertaste with dry fruit. A bit unusually but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11163) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2014
courtesy of Toni; labelled Kiuchi Commemorative Ale 2014, 8% - pours ared-amber beer with a moderate foam left; spicy aroma, notes of marzipan and soja sauce; livey and full-bodied, light sweetness before a long spicy and pretty tart finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Poured a simply gorgeous deep amber with light head but good lacing. In the mouth, it has all the winter flavours one would want, except this was released in Texas in July! Never mind, it’s tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio, Darlington. A cloudy red beer with a bit of white froth. Nice fruity fresh hop flavour. caramel, red fruit, plenty of sweetness and pine hops. Really nice with the alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (567) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from Sunday's Grocery at Jay's. Super malty aroma with an herbed sweet potato smell. Taste is similar - tastes like food, not in the usual salty/savory way that some beer can. More herbs and, again, sweet potato. Odd, but not offensive. Wouldn't get again though I don't think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (499) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Smells very malty, a bit raisiny/vegetal. Musty and sweet/thick like cough syrup. Tastes malty, a bit of spice, sweet and fizzy, almost like a musty carbonated orange juice. Lots of flavour but too much unbalanced sweet/vegetal flavour for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
This bottle was named Commemorative Ale 2013 and 8% abv sold at a central market in austin, tx. The real deScription is the same as the commercial deScription, and its good though a bit of a more desert-like beer.

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