Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Strong Belgian Brown Ale matured in distilled Sake barrels.the final Maturation takes place in Shochu casks {distilled sake} for 3 months.  Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate  Hops: Chinook, Styrian Golding  Original Gravity: 1.08

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2014
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Very heady estery aroma, a touch of the belgian yeasty feel. Nice orange, small tight head. Sticky grainy palate, underattenuated. Malts sweetish, hops a little metallic and biting. A touch too heady, almost boozy. A touch too aggressive, and doesn’t hide the alcohol well enough. Interesting, but not on par with the belgians that I favour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl, an amber brown beer with huge off white head. Nose is on caramel and candied fruits. Aroma is on sweet caramel, grape notes, sake touch is subtle, light apricot and over ripped fruit notes, finish is a bit astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse beige. On sent au nez le fut de saké (chène), nez doux sucré, caramel, notes zeste d’orange. Gout doux et cremeux en bouche de fut de saké, raisin, zeste orange avec note de reglisse en fin de bouche, voir grillé. Complexe et super!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (41) - SINGAPORE - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle, purchased in Singapore (craftbeer.sg). Reddish brown in colour, with a nice head. Some carbonation - just right. Fruity nose - bit of a punch. Little bitter, sweet aftertaste. Tried it in a Trappist glass and a tulip - I prefer the tulip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1602) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is quite big and blond. The nose has dark fruits, also fresh fruits, melon, wood, spices, barrel and some sweetness of dried fruits. Complex and quite unique aroma. Taste is similar than aroma, dark fruits, dates, wood, spices, fruitness. In the aroma and the taste there is interesting and unique nuancee (sake?). Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Interesting and succesfully beer. Dark fruits in the fresh form.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Jupiter in Okayama station. Rich molasses and date aroma of a quality dubbel. Dark brown, medium soapy head. Loads of brown sugar, dark fruit- booze apparent but not overdone. Really smooth and supple. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (555) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida Tanakaya Liquor Store, en Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente especiado y amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2167) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured a murky rust colour with a medium head. Nose is slight malt. In the mouth there is no hint of alcohol. Very slight hints of the sake barrels. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3615) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Milky, chalky cloudy apricot color. Small white head. Sweet apricot and milky rice aroma. Flavor is same but with good bitterness. Too milky and sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (15) - - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a rich caramel color and a thick head. Smells of Belgian yeast (banana and nutty) and chocolate malts with a note of sake on the end. A very layered/complex beer. Reminds me of fall.

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