Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2011

Bottle 11.2fl.oz.

[ Trade by Alex420 ]. Clear medium to dark orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, spicy, anis seed. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110408]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
11.2 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a light yellow head. Fruity and orange like aroma. Flavour is caramel malty, quite solid sweet and slight spiced. Just before the finish it has a liqourice like note. Clearly taking some flavours from the sake barrels. Lovely flavourful. Finish is a lingering fruity and barrel like flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes fo caramel as well as lighter notes of soap and rice. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, wood, and alcohol, the latter leaves a slightl burn in the throat. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Hazy orange brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of liquorice. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottled@SBWF2013. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, some grains, mild toffee as well as some raisins. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly and quite strong on the herbal side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours a hazy, amber golden with a dense, beige head. Very refined, woody aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet caramel and some distinct, woody accents bedore a fairly bitter finish. Excellent! (Matured in sake casks with lots of hops = Belgian??) 171207

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly oaky aroma. Fruity malty woody oaky flavor with some sourish hints. Fruity malty warming finish with some oaky hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
28th March 2009
Cloudy amber brown beer with a thick slightly off white head. Rich beer, slightly sour but not at all acidic. Creamy palate. Aromatic and slightly bitter malt and sake flavours. A woody tone rides alongside. Very flavoursome and lip smacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2011
bottle at brewdog bar ... copper red ... soft fruity nose ... little wooody malts ... zezty fruits ... quite honey ... light sweetness .. little creamy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
The solution to gushing bottles is to drink the beer on tap. It passes the buck to the barkeep. Appearance was cloudy deep orange with a medium white head that stays for quite a while and leaves reasonable lacing. Smell had an unusual mixture of peach and apricot. Taste was sour, lots of malt. Slight bitter edge. Not sue what the sake barrels donated to the effort. Finish reminded me of Lemon Pledge. Surprisingly good body. An interesting idea. I haven’t tried it in a bottle, but those who did might want to give it a try on tap.

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