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

bottled
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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Doppelganger's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle, picked up at John’s Grocery, shared with Traci and Matt. Copper pour, lots of dense tan head. Candied orange aroma, leather, medicine cabinet. Big mouthfilling bubbles, briny black pepper, seaweed. Funky, full of lively interest. Dry winey finish. Yum!


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (665) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: something alcoholic or whisky (sake barrel?), sweet, blue cheese, caramel, toffee, unusual combination. Taste: sweet, caramel, toffee, liquor, fruit, a little wood and other shades.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2015
dense light yellowish head. amber colour. aroma is nutty, oxidation, like a barleywine, boozy. taste like aroma, caramel, sweetish aftertaste bitter. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. i tried it close to its bbf date so perhaps that’s why i got a lot of oxidation notes, but still nice! bottle 33cl / bbf oct-2015

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 14, 2015
8%ABV. Belgian Strong Ale. Poured out a beautifully inviting deep amber color. 16ºSRM. Nose was full of sweet malty flavors. They were clean ripe fruit flavors. Not hoppy or bright, but subdued and full of simple sugary gravitas. Mouthfeel was soapy and slightly syrupy with a ponderous malt-balance. There were some nice buttery toffee flavors, black bread and graham cracker were also featured. Pronounced hoppy finish which acted to mop up very pleasantly what would otherwise have been a heavy malty palate. Has a residual flavor of raisins. Lovely. Goes on Favorites List. (reminded me of Amager’s Batch 1000)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (977) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle at home, orange/amber beer, small/medium head aroma is malt, wood, taste is fruit, malt, boozy. Nice one

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1342) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2015
Ambar turbia, bonito color, pero apenas espuma y se desvanece inmediatamente. Aroma muy potente, a distancia. Excelente. Bizcocho, licor, madera. En boca mucho cuerpo y gas bien presente punzante. Compleja, maltas de calidad, licórica, fruto seco, caramelo, té, uva pasa. Final alcohólico, calor agradable... Copazo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yenbeer (149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
Fine taste, of alcohol, good for your first beer. However, the weak palate leaves a deal to be desired for the full experience.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
Clear amber pour with white head. Nose dominated by toffee and wood. Super clean on the palate with sweet toffee, raisin, vanilla and spice. Starts sweet finishes bone dry. A tiny groggy burn but 8 percent holds up well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2015
Beautiful amber with thin blond head. Sweet aroma of flowers and malt, fruity. Tastes is sweet and Belgian yeasts. Flowery and fruity. Flavours don’t stick til the end though. Plain finish. Overall a quite good Belgian Ale attempt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (728) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Big warming alcohol. This is boozy and makes no attempt to hide the fact. Quite malty and savoury.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2015
The beer pours out in a cloudy brown colour with a steady head and mild carbonation. Aroma is yeast and flowers. Taste is Belgian yeast, caramel, flowers, malt. Yeasty-dull finish.


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