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


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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

linc33's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
On tap at the Ginger Man, NYC. Very light in texture, with a distinctly "Japanese"/sake flavour likely owing to possible aging in sake casks, or some other involvement. Was the highlight of a day out beer tasting in the City. Probably ridiculously expensive in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Bouteille achetée à Portland, sous le nom Commemorative Ale. une bière de couleur caramel foncé avec une mousse beige épaisse. Un nez bien malté avec du caramel aux épices. Une bouche épicée, sucrée avec des notes de cannelle et muscade. Une finale épicée discordante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fisler (121) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Bernsteinfarben im Glas, Schaum perlt gleich weg. Schönes Malzaroma, leicht fruchtig. Geschmacklich sehr intensiv, alkoholisch, im Abgang leicht Zimt. Respekt, Japan kann Bier brauen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5026) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2009 Commemorative Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is rose petals, strong floral, spice. Medium mouth with sweet fruit, light spice, very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2015
On tap at Popeye served in a snifter. Beautiful rusty caramel color with a modest head. Fig, vanilla and muscat aromas present on arrival. Sweet malty taste with well balanced hops and spiced finish. Goes down smooth. Great winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at brass monkey. Pours copper, nose is caramel, vanilla, fruity, spiced, taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (481) - 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 doesn’t strike me so hot. Now there’s a strange bitterness that creeps in in the finish. It really started off great but... Medium body, lightish carbonation. Bottom line, it’s 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 (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (709) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4867) - 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 (2414) - 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

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