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


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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (361) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma is lighter berry. Cranberry raspberry. A little oak... A little sweet like a maple. Pours reddish orange brown. Minimal head. Taste is light..... Subtle. Dry. Juniper. Like a champagne yeast dryness. Like pine tips. Palate is smooth dry. So dry! Bubbly. Boozy. But not bad smooth. Overall this is a beer I enjoyed drinking but would not buy again. The tastes are very subtle. The pine note is huge but it’s not sappy pine like an IPA: it’s earthy pine like juniper. Interesting. More than anything I had the thought man I don’t buy these because they’re $5 and that’s expensive. But then I thought that’s only a $10 bomber... Thank you for being in 12o bottles. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donniemillan (97) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
It pours dark red orange, thin lacing. The aroma of orange, biscuit, distinct Belgian yeast smell, brown sugar, husk. It very sweet, very syrupy, low bitterness with short finish but the malt stays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (548) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Copper red color with off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit or fruit preserves. Taste is a bit boozy, slightly sweet with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1466) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
A bright, mid reddish orange coloured beer with a frothy yellow head. A light, dusty malt aroma, with red fruits and dark caramel. Medium, but fizzy mouthfeel. A rich fruity and malty flavour, red fruits, vinous and dark caramel, plus there is a tangy alcoholic bitterness in the background that cuts through the richness to lead into a heady, but well balanced finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1455) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. BB 2015.03. Slightly hazy copper body, medium tall creamy head. Wow, very nice desserty aroma with heavy toffee and some dried cherries and apples for balance. Yummy. The label has no English info about this being a barrel aged beer so it was an unexpected surprise ("Developed by a long maturation period" sounds like something that the local pale lager megabrewers also love to stress so it’s not very informative) . However, taste is slightly less intense and perhaps a notch less complex too. Has notes of toffee, sweet caramel and some tender barrel wood. Finish is a bit sugary, not in the classic Belgian style but in American style. I am mainly thinking Founders here. Alcohol well hidden. This is a very nice, if only a bit too sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
Really pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol bit not overwhelming. Cooked cherries, tart, toffee, caramel, dough, banana, wood and some mashrooms in the aroma. Milsly sweet with notes of alcohol like dry port wine. Good balance. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1805) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber color, white head. Aroma is sweet, hops, yeast and rye. Balanced taste, rye, yeast, some hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a caramel orange with a large, frothy head which is a slightly pinkish shade of white and hangs around for a while. Aroma is dominated by malts an d raisins. Taste is malty sweet, caramel sweet, butterscotch and slight heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (295) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
Pours a hazy red-brown with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, spices, and mandarin oranges. A crisp "autumn air" smell cleans out the nose in the end. Flavors of caramel, molasses, sake, and honey fill out the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Very boozy nose with lots of roast malt. Highly carbonated mouth feel, with wood, a bit of smoke, some sour cherry. Quite tasty but not quite up to the standards of my favorite belgian darks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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