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


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RATINGS: 749   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6483) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ DØE Meeting. Pours golden with a creamy offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, coconut, wood, sweet liquir, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, wood, some sweet dark fruit, wood, sweet liquir, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 151014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (330) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2014
bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours golden brown with small head.Aroma of malts,caramel, dark plums. Taste is medium sweet, some sourness, some bitterness, caramel.Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (131) - USA - OCT 12, 2014
Golden brown color. Tiny white head. Aorma of roasted malt and fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, fruits plus some notes that must come from the sake barrels. Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Drank a while ago, updating my notes a bit tardily, but I recall this as more like akin to a barley wine than anything Belgian. Which is to its credit, as I am especially fond of barley wine. Sweet, powerful, bready caramel malts; felt stronger than it was; my second Hitachino Nest Beer and both have been excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadWhiteShark (4) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Aroma: caramel, toast, bread, resin, dough, Appearance: red, amber, hazy, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Nice balance of roasted malt, fruity/bitter hopping, and obvious but not overdone barrel influence. Pretty cool beer overall. Easy drinking yet complex at the same time."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2253) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish brown colour. Aroma fruity, caramel-toffee, light hops, light diacetyl. Taste rich malty, caramel, light chocolate. Hops reveals itself in the finish, rather noble characer, herbal. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1791) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Draft at SIB07 and a few other times in the past 7 years in the bottle. Beautiful sake filled nose with hints of cocoa and candi sugar. Dark fruits on the front, sake blasts in the middle with rich notes of plum and yum, dry finish with a slight alcohol note with more sake. Dank.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4763) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
pours hazy bright red with a nice creamy light beige-reddish head, good retention and lacing. semi-sweet toasted fruitiness - slightly off with an hint of garbage - over-ripened cherries perhaps, , peppery leathery bretts, mint, pepper, bit of ashes, hint of smoke (!) and sweetness - maple syrup. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, woodsy-astringent and grassy-peppery finish. unintentional comtamination perhaps. unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (773) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 7, 2014
Pleasant maltiness, some caramel, light hops, fruity, interesting spices, light yeasty. Didnt catch a lot of sake, light alco. Thou it was late evening, so I may be bit blurry. Quite sweet with light bitterness, decent, but nothing special

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