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

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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Hazy amber-brown with a finger of frothy tannish-khaki head. Fades normal. S - Sweet caramel malts, Belgian yeast,. spices, sake, oak, vanilla, and a bit of booze. T - Sweet dark caramel malts, Belgian yeast, oak, sake, Belgian yeast, some spices, bit of vanilla and booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet warming finish. D - Nicely balanced and the sake flavors are a nice touch.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
33cl bottle bb11/2015, merci calisky. Quite a unique blend of Belgian yeast-powered chestnut caramels, apricot peel, fig jam and earth and more straightforward Doppelbock-style malteser sweetness emanate from aroma and in taste. Also some sake, almost jenever-like spirit in the nose. Sweetness in taste is well quenched by the dry sake barrel, making for an interesting sipper but not an instant crossover favourite, as I find the whole to deliver less than I expect from a 8% ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com. Pours a deep brown with minimal off-white head. Sweet malt aroma. Not much of the Belgian Dark Ale remaining, coming off more like a boozy 14% barley wine in terms of slick mouthfeel and taste than an 8% Belgian beer. Ok, but wasnít in the mood for a barley wine tonight!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skatanarchy (86) - - MAY 1, 2015
히타치노 네스트 브루어리 - 엑스트라 하이 8% ABV 군더더기 없이 말끔히 정제된 벨지안 스트롱 에일. 같은 계열의 맥주에서 쉽게 나오는 네거티브한 맛을 모두 쳐낸 맥주.소츄 케스크에서 3개월간 숙성시켰다고. 누런 거품, 어두운 갈색 침전물. 무겁진 않지만 밀키함, 초콜릿, 얼핏도는 한약제의 향, 지나치게 달지도 않다. 8% 맥주에서 이정도로 스무스한 편안함 뽑아내는것도 능력. 오사카, 일본 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1670) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
330ml bottle from deep Amber colour with a thin white head. Deep sweet malt aroma. Taste is also quite sweet. Lovely beer that does show its alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (603) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Murky Amber colour with small white head. Aroma of figs and bread. Taste is dry and bitter with nice spice from the alcohol. Carbonation is quite prickly and body surprisingly light. Enjoyed it, but had better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (727) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and berries with some spice. Sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (342) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Tan-amber color, dense ivory froth. Intense honey liqueur aroma, and a tinge of chocolate. Soft and gentle in spite of its high alcohol contents. Sweet and creamy texture. Rather short finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma is lighter berry. Cranberry raspberry. A little oak... A little sweet like a maple. Pours reddish orange brown. Minimal head. Taste is light..... Subtle. Dry. Juniper. Like a champagne yeast dryness. Like pine tips. Palate is smooth dry. So dry! Bubbly. Boozy. But not bad smooth. Overall this is a beer I enjoyed drinking but would not buy again. The tastes are very subtle. The pine note is huge but itís not sappy pine like an IPA: itís earthy pine like juniper. Interesting. More than anything I had the thought man I donít buy these because theyíre $5 and thatís expensive. But then I thought thatís only a $10 bomber... Thank you for being in 12o bottles. :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donniemillan (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
It pours dark red orange, thin lacing. The aroma of orange, biscuit, distinct Belgian yeast smell, brown sugar, husk. It very sweet, very syrupy, low bitterness with short finish but the malt stays.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (482) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
Copper red color with off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit or fruit preserves. Taste is a bit boozy, slightly sweet with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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