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

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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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


BobbyW3363's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Beautiful Pour. Looks like dark liquor as it hits the glass. Mahogany colored with a tan head, and some visible carbonation. Sweet, somewhat yeasty aroma. Chewy texture with flavors of caramel, apple, alcohol, wood, vanilla, and spice. Very unique and enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (494) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3809) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Pianka ladna spora lecz szybko opada. Ladna barwa ciemno pomaranczowa z refleksami jasnej czerwieni. Aromatyczne, glownie aronia. W smaku Deren i truskawki, bardzo owocowe, słodkawe trochę za bardzo jak dla mnie, alkohol na szczęście ukryty. Podobne do Barley Wine. Troche brakowało kontry na te slodowosc, przydalo by się więcej chmielu w smaku i kwaskowosci, no ale i tak dobre piwo. Bardzo mętne.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (293) - FRANCE - MAY 6, 2016
Nez prodigieux : Douceur, fruité, cerises, mûres, pruneau, fruits secs, miel, notes boisées, alcool, liqueur, très puissant. En bouche, on retrouve cette belle complexité, un corps bien solide, ample, alcool qui réchauffe.Bref sublime, une grande, grande bière.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (117) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Not the biggest nose; basically brown (Bourbon) biscuits, and a touch of plum. A bit more interesting once in the mouth: has the slightly chewy, sweet malt of a Belgian dubbel (a bit of dark choc at the bottom); also has something of the astringent/clean and strong backbone of a Belgian tripel. What is really nice is the kick of sake on the way out – a twist that also helps to make this stand out. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puren (565) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Prezentacja:
szkło pełne drobnych farfocli, bursztynowe, piana niezbyt obfita, opada do wysepki, słabo koronkuje;
Aromat:
delikatny, słodki - syrop klonowy, cukier trzcinowy, rum, rodzynki, suszona brzoskwinia;
Odczucie:
ciało wysokie, średnio nasycone, finisz goryczkowy, rozgrzewa przełyk, lekko drętwieje język;
Smak:
bardzo słodki - za aromatem plus goryczka palonego karmelu i lekki alkohol;
Ogólnie:
nie jest złe, choć mogłoby być mniej słodkie.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kanaclane (275) - - APR 13, 2016
Nez: Malté, raisin Bouche: Maltée, caramel, fruits noirs, raisin, sucrée, épicée Une bonne bière mais un peu trop sucrée et l’alcool trop présent à mon goût

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrens (219) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Grata sorpresa. De barril en Chinanski. Para mi a caballo entre una Amber ale clásica y una Belga triple, la malta tostada y caramelo tienen bastante predominio, pero las levaduras belgas están ahí, puntito sour. De cuerpo es ligera, casi de más... Alcohol bien integrado. Fácil de beber. Aunq es bastante compleja.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (908) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 4, 2016
Cuivrée, bonne carbo, petit liseret de bulles. Aromes puissants, pruneaux, caramel, légèrement boisés. Toujours les fruits noirs en bouche, une rondeur bien présente mais la carbo fine viens tout de même alléger la sensation. Longueur sur le caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Hazy amber color with a tan head. Aroma is of dried fruits, almost wine-like. Fairly strong aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, well-integrated. Some toasty malt, a little sweetness. Interesting contributions from the casks, just a subtle woodiness in the background and on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1286) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2016
355ml bottle served in a ordinary glass. Pours a cloudy amber color forming a medium creamy but not very persistent head that leaves very few spotty lacings in the glass. Nose is great: Strong sweert malts and dark fruit notes. Notes of oak, toffee, caramel malts and candy sugar. Light sour notes in the nose. Taste is sweet. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Oak, dark dry fruits. Slightly sour notes. Great combination. Great bittersweet balance. Heavy body. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet and slightly sour and fruity aftertaste. Again, oak notes. Good drinkability. Great Strong beer. Quite well done.


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