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

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RATINGS: 703   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This is one complex beer! I canít quite figure it out, but smelling it, it almost reminds you of a pumpkin/autumn beer. Very herbal and malty-sweet smelling with a cloudy red/brown color. Flavors of fermented rice, chocolate, intense hopping, nutmeg, cinnamon, light brown sugar, and black pepper. This beer just has a strange funk, most likely from the sake barrels, but it definitely makes me want to try more. Definitely not the best strong ale ever, but this funk is not a Belgian funk, but a good funk none-the-less.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (7) - SINGAPORE - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
330ml bottle, purchased in Singapore (craftbeer.sg). Reddish brown in colour, with a nice head. Some carbonation - just right. Fruity nose - bit of a punch. Little bitter, sweet aftertaste. Tried it in a Trappist glass and a tulip - I prefer the tulip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1547) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is quite big and blond. The nose has dark fruits, also fresh fruits, melon, wood, spices, barrel and some sweetness of dried fruits. Complex and quite unique aroma. Taste is similar than aroma, dark fruits, dates, wood, spices, fruitness. In the aroma and the taste there is interesting and unique nuancee (sake?). Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Interesting and succesfully beer. Dark fruits in the fresh form.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Jupiter in Okayama station. Rich molasses and date aroma of a quality dubbel. Dark brown, medium soapy head. Loads of brown sugar, dark fruit- booze apparent but not overdone. Really smooth and supple. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (497) - 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.

3.8
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (13) - - JUN 28, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria en el momento el 07-06-2914. (cons pref 02-2015). color Šmbar 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 fŠcil de beber, generando espuma en todo momento. Bastante buena, para repetir, interesante los sabores de sake y maderas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1199) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2014
Duft av karamell og litt vÝrter. Fin gyllen farge. Lite skum, noe heng langs kant. Fin sittende smak av vÝrter.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (289) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sweet long finish. A lovely beer. I like sake and I like this beer. Rich caramel aroma and color.


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