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


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RATINGS: 703   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (634) - 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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
harrymel (1477) - 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 capín crunch. Okay, one more time: I struggle to understand some of the scattalogical behavior Iíve witnessed in certain German Sheizer films, but Iím nearly certain this represents the sensory experience. I can understand Eric Cartmanís 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
hay, spruce, citrus, dough, ginger, amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, sake,medium body, soft carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear deep amber color, steady beige head. Woody hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Toffee, wood, woody-earthy hops in the finish. Some alcohol and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1865) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2013
330ml bottle from 1420. Pours a murky orange colours, with nice off white head. Some head retention, some lacing. Caramel, spicy, fruity aromas.Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is caramel, hot, warm, spicy, ripe fruit. Alcochol noticeable, more or less balanced. Warm and sweet aftertaste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1061) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown-amber with a high, lacy, cream-colored large-grained head. Nose is malic and boozy with toffee, caramel, and whiskey notes; thereís dry sake overtones present. Not as sweet on the tongue, with very clear sake lees notes; cuts right through the heavy richness of the strong ale, balancing it nicely. Finish is long, boozy, and warm. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12oz bottles a 2013 vintage and a 2010 vintage. Pours out a amber topped with a fizzy head. Nose of wood brett sour notes and some pit fruit. Taste is as the nose. 2010 seems to be a little sour and the 2013 seems to be more malts and pit fruit. Overall both different but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (155) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours a lovely amber with a small white head. Doesnít have much of an aroma but the taste is amazing. It has a subtle sweetness that goes down smooth with a clean finish.

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