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

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RATINGS: 709   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


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (951) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from the Dram Shop in Sheffield. Pour a hazy amber with a small white head. Flavour is sweet with notes of sherry, caramel and some pine in the hops. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2014
330 ml bottle, labelled as Hitachino Nest X’mas Ale - but it is also saying this is XH. Pours hazy copper with a white head that doesn’t stay very long. Aroma is sweet, caramel, dark fruits - quite a lot going on there. Could be typical Belgian aroma if you ask me. First sip has some full malt body, nice fruits, toffee and ending in a bittersweet finish. There are hops, alright, but they are nicely balanced with the overall maltiness and the result is a wonderful beer, suitable for slow sipping. Dry mouthfeel, with a bitter sensation. Alcohol well hidden. Could have more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma: floral yeasty hops; sweet. Appearance: small creamy head, hazy gold. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lovely sweet, very very light hints of bitters, fruity. Overall: lovely Belgium Strong Ale, amazing palate. Bottle at Euston Tap, London.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Hazy deep golden orange, sweet yeasty nose, the sake barrels must add to the sweetest of the flavour, which is fuller and sweeter than a Belgian brew. Tastes above its abv.m

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2162) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
08.01.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Den gode Nabo. Med Bjørn og Ivar. Golden orange colour with white head. Hazy. Fruity aroma with rich flavours of malt and yeast. Strong with 8% and rather good malty body with nice malty flavours. Actually, this is pretty good!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (4325) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
Appearance: Hazy deep golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild bitterness and a rich sweetness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dominating sweet malty, mild spices and fruity.
Overall impression: A bit sweet as usual. Quite boring.
Personal stats: Bottle from Den Gode Nabo in Trondheim, Norway

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Poured hazy orange amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of spiced, yeasty malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour is quite alcoholic, loads of fruit, banana, berries. Lingering alcohol bitter sweetness to end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (670) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a golden colour and leaves a white-tan head. The aroma is fruity, caramel and gentle spice. Taste is sweet malty, hint of caramel and spices. Well balanced with bitter sake finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
A: stubby bottle with a rubber top. The cap is difficult to remove - several crimps almost like it was stuck to the bottle top with glue or syrup. Okay, now I will pour this turbid, brown and carbonated solution to my globe. Two fingers of peanut & maple colored head falls in couple minutes to rolling hills of the same. Lacing is cobweb. S: So, um, when I used to live in a double-wide we used to make sandwiches with whatever was left in the house. This one is made with vinegar, apple skins and american cheese. But after we made the sandwich, we then ran it through a pvc pipe with some acetone as the buffer/lube. T: Jesus! chemical and solvent. Festering kumquats and cap’n crunch. Okay, one more time: I struggle to understand some of the scattalogical behavior I’ve witnessed in certain German Sheizer films, but I’m nearly certain this represents the sensory experience. I can understand Eric Cartman’s sentiment on the issue. M: Who the fuck cares. This beer is shit. FWIW - my mouth is so dry. So dry. O: Read above. Serving type: bottle 05-28-2011

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars in North Adelaide, SA. Slight sweet caramel with raisin but mellow aroma, very nice! Amber in colour, sweet with a light salty and sour taste. Very nice beer.


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