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.

DrGonzo's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pours a bright, hazy orange color, light white head and thin lacing. Fruit and spice aroma, peach, pineapple, coriander and cinnamon. Rich, sweet body with vanilla undertones, juicy. Finishes long, mostly bitter and slightly metallic, hints of pine. An impressive beer at first, yet loses some of its charm as the sticky sweetness compounds in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Medium Clear amber with a frothy, lasting, off-white head. Smells of toasted malt, caramel, yeast and bubble gum, with some, nutmeg, acidic and citrus. Super sweet taste of caramel on a bitter peppery middle and a candy, sweet finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle rated back in Feb, adding now. Has that familiar Kiuchi wheat and spice flavour, mixed with some sweetned malt, fruit, charred brown sugar. Very bready, almost like gingerbread with the nutmeg note. Carries alcohol warmth, lively carbonation. A lovely winter-time sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2016
Sold as Commemorative Ale 2016 from The Beer Tree in Amsterdam. ABV is 8.0%. Clear light brown, like a scotch. Sour aroma. Taste has nutmeg, cinnamon, and a sour foundation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (953) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Copper color with off-white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is sweet, vegetables and a little nutmeg-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Orange red amber little to no head; aroma is malty some fruit sweetness; flava is malt some molasses and tangy fruit(sour cherry); feel medium moderate fizz; finsihes malty roasty dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - has some alcohol and spice - more muted than I would have suspected. Appearance - body is honey amber colored. The head starts at 1 1/2 and slightly off-white, the head fades to a small bit of foam. Taste - moderately sweet, with a little Christmas associated spice - allspice, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon. There is a bit of a Grand Marnier orange and some bits of honeyed malt. Palate - body is medium, texture somewhat oil and slick, carbonation is average almost soft. The finish has a spicy bit of bitterness and a twinge of alcohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombutlin (238) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
I’m glad I tried it, in the company of 12 other beer nuts. Aroma of vegemite, taste of vegemite, with a hint of cheese and bread and a dash of soy sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Spicy with hints of coriander, ginger and some citrus. Refreshing. Medium body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de média persistência. Aroma floral e cítrico. No paladar semente de coentro, casca de laranja e condimentos. Bem equilibrada. Retrogosto de amargor leve e alcoólico. Excelente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish, not getting the vanilla anywhere. Overall, this is an ok beer, not much going on.

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