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


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RATINGS: 834   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandaritto (238) - 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 (3302) - 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 (6608) - 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 (1764) - 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 (440) - 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 (234) - - 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 !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Eltham Wines, Eltham. Burnt orange pour with a white head. Aromas of hot buttered potato, sweet spice, citrus and caramel. Flavours of toffee, barley sugar, sweet spice and pineapple. Boozy mouthfeel. Long, warm spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
antonstoop (291) - - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Pours a cloudy copper with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of rice, biscuit, malts and alcohol. Medium body with an average carbonation. The sake leaves a lot of sweetness on the palate besides that it is malty with some wood (cedar cask i presume). Aftertaste has a slightly bitter finish that is warming. Imo not the best match between malts and sake. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Flaska på East West, Örebro (vid releasespelning för Oh Hiroshima, kolla upp!). På sushi-restaurang är det inte annat än passande att testa lite japansk öl. Skummade rejält när flaskan öppnades. Mörkorange halvgrumlig vätska med tunnt ljust skum. Doft av granig humle och sötma. I smaken träder malten fram tydligare, tillsammans med kåda, maltsötma, kola, choklad, russin och torkad frukt. Även bra med beska i smaken som hänger kvar en stund. Medelstor kropp. Lite svårplacerad, typ IIPA möter Barley Wine, eller en rejält humlad och i övrigt rätt snäll Barley Wine. Helt ok!

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