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


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RATINGS: 716   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours a hazy coper color. Nose has a slight sour tinge with a malty background. Very interesting on the palate. The blend of ale, cask and I swear a touch of rice wine make this worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2007
This sure is a fun beer to try. Pours to a hazy copper body with super fine particulate. A nice dense off-white head. The aroma is lightly sour. Woody sake and pale malts. Smells like a Flemish sour. The flavor is very interesting. Grapes and melons with a tart grain. Very subtle, balanced, and unique. Smooth palate is very enjoyable. Alcohol seems a bit higher but it could simply be the dryness of it. Subtle butteriness. I liked this a bunch. Iíd drink more of it if it wasnít $5 for 11.2 oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle shared by Blake. Hazy brown body under a small tan head. Tart, winey, grapey aroma. The flavor enhances the sour grape aspect; bitter hops and dry wood follow up in back. Overall a very interesting, tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Dark caramel meets mud color w/ a tiny off tan head. Odd aroma a touch of a sour light funky aroma a bit of a brown ale in there w/ itís sweet notes. Full well coated lightly creamy palate. Great odd ball of a flavor very sweet lots of sugars w/ a touch of odd sour notes thereís a dry after swallow finish that reminds of the sake barrels and some wood. Pretty nice beer. Iíd like some more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours a dark dark brownish red with a nice thick head. Aroma is really amazing... has a funky smell, pretty unique and indescribable. Like really funky chesse... or butt. Almost bad, but really awesome instead. The flavor is just the liquid manifestation of the aroma, with a full body that feels all nice and creamy. Excellent beer from a really excellent brewery. My favorite Hitachino Nest thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5469) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2007
At this point in time Iíve had a number of Sakes, and yet Iím left unsure as to just what in paticular I might be picking up from the aging of this ale in a Sake cask. Nonetheless, this is a flavorable and enjoyable brew. From the bottle it pours a cloudy chestnut body with a short-lived ecru head. No lacing. It has an aroma of toffee, brown sugar, cedar, brown spices, dates, and alcohol. The flavor retains the elements of the nose, but takes on a deep winey feeling, much spicier than what Iíd smelled. Fruitier, too. Never gets cloying but continually reminds you that itís a serious ale. The finish is fruity and has a dark sugary graininess, cleaned somewhat by the warmth of the alcohol. Not too shabby, indeed.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle: Big vinuous aroma with some moderate sourness (sweet tarts) and faint wood. It pours a hazy-orangish-red with a moderate white head. The flavor starts with toffee and lightly sour vinuous flavors. The finish has some light woody bitterness and faint alcohol. Medium-bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a dark copper with a light one finger tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, cedar, ginger, and some sake notes. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel malts, maple, brown sugar, and oak barrel spicyness with a nice warming alcohol finish. a very good belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Hazy amber body with a small beige head. Rich woody oak and vinous nose with notes of light berry, allspice, nutmeg and toffee. The flavor is moserately sweet with caramel, golden raisins, vanilla/oak and berry. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Copper with just bubbles for a head, and cream on the swirl....smells vinegary....sherry flavor and aftertaste, medium bodied palate to thin....sweet lingering essences with a dry finish

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