Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
stlamaa (3) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015 does not count

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (465) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured into tulip a cloudy light brown with minimal head, aroma is amazing, it’s yeasty Belgium for sure but amazingly sweet and fruity. Can’t quite place all the notes here but it’s great. Taste is sweet and fruit filled, bright and crisp. I get sugar, melon, yeast, malts, grains. A little boozey but hidden well enough for a 8%er. Slightly viscous Mouthfeel. Great beer and I wish I got more than a single.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1004) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, very fresh bread, light fruity notes. Taste is clean, crisp and bitter all at once. Malty, lightly fruited, boozy (but a pleasant booziness). Really loved this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (239) - LATVIA - DEC 14, 2015
Mmm aroma - sweet caramels, fresh bread, malty. Taste - typical belgian strong ale. Sweet, malty beer. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Sure. Brown color with off white head. Aroma is slightly oxidized, bread, toast, and earthy. Taste is dry and drinkable with a touch of bitterness and bready sweetness that is restrained. A lot better then i had thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6824) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, hops, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, malt, a bit acidic, fruit, a bit floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Interesting Japanese take on a Belgian. Dark malt and sugar flavours with a boozy sweetness due to the sake casks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2064) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
butelka, bursztynowo-miedziane, lekko metnawe, z niewysoka ale gesta piana. Aromaty jasnych owocow (pomyslalem o melonie, brzoskwiniach, bananach), lekka przyprwowosc, ewidentna slodowa slodkawosc a la barley wine. drewniane jakies nuty. miodk. moze krztynka karmelu. nie jest funky. w ustach pelne, z wyczuwalnym alkoholem - sake nie pijam, mi sie z miodem pitnym ten alkohol kojarzy. slodkie z kwaskowatymi posmakami. niska goryczka. wszystko powyzej harmonijnie wspolgra. nieco syropowe w konsystencji, sporo ciala. ciezkie. deserowe. taki troszke Niedobity w lepszym wydaniu ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2015
L: pours a very cloudy orange-brown, a half finger of creamy beige foam, a little lacing. S: a deep malt aroma with a Belgian feel, some toffee or caramel in there, a noticeable gentle fruit scent, perhaps dried apricot and peach. Slight shochu too. T: the shochu is much more pronounced in the taste, lingering and tasting all of the 8%. Prior to this I get a flavour similar to the nose. F: it’s quite spritzy up front, full malt body that’s not chewy but gets pulled through by some hop bittering. O: a great beer I couldn’t handle back in my more novice years, but now carries a lovely balance of flavours and goes down smoothly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - NOV 18, 2015
Bue au déserteur à Caen Bière comme je n’ai jamais bu Goût et arôme de riz et de saké mais qui fait pensé en même temps à un barley wine Juste excellent !!

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