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


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RATINGS: 700   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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2010
Really an unbelievable beer. Complex all around. Woody, brett, winey aroma and a bit sweet smelling. A beautiful deep hazy red/orange color with a thin off-white head. The taste is very complex; starts lightly sweet and bitter like a pale ale, turning to a slightly brett-like orange peel bitter-sour, then it smoothes out into a vanilla-like wood flavor finishing extremely smooth with a hint of sake at the end. Definitely one of my all-time favorites...like something out of willy wonka’s brewery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (496) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida Tanakaya Liquor Store, en Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente especiado y amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured a murky rust colour with a medium head. Nose is slight malt. In the mouth there is no hint of alcohol. Very slight hints of the sake barrels. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Milky, chalky cloudy apricot color. Small white head. Sweet apricot and milky rice aroma. Flavor is same but with good bitterness. Too milky and sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (9) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Pours a rich caramel color and a thick head. Smells of Belgian yeast (banana and nutty) and chocolate malts with a note of sake on the end. A very layered/complex beer. Reminds me of fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (767) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria en el momento el 07-06-2914. (cons pref 02-2015). color ámbar oscuro rojizo con poca espuma color beige, sobretodo al final. aromas y Sabores suaves maltosos ligeramente dulces con caramelos tostados y toques al final frescos de vinos blancos y de maderas secas combinados con un ligero amargo no muy duradero. Cuerpo medio con 8 vol, aunque ligero y fácil de beber, generando espuma en todo momento. Bastante buena, para repetir, interesante los sabores de sake y maderas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1180) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2014
Duft av karamell og litt vørter. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, noe heng langs kant. Fin sittende smak av vørter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (286) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sweet long finish. A lovely beer. I like sake and I like this beer. Rich caramel aroma and color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (193) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Copper with some lacing. Caramel malty aroma. Flavour has some alcohol. A little sweet but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2428) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with an average beige head. Aroma of caramel, resin, chocolate notes, wood and citrus notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol an some bitterness. caramel, wood, and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1139) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle, many thanks Bob Cavanagh! Hazy amber colour, white foam. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Not bad, but nothing special.

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