Brewed by Ise Kadoya
Style: Brown Ale
Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
After our success at the 2003 Australian International Beer Awards, our brewmaster, Mr. Nakanishi, set his sights on creating a beer that would exceed the successes of our Pale Ale. The result was Brown Ale. By using the ideal combination of four different kinds of hops Wonderfully layered, Brown Ale has a delightfully broad range of aromas and flavors that compared with Pale Ale, is slightly more complex and richer. This complex yet smooth ale is a testament to Ise Kadoya’s continuous efforts to creating a better beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Definite pungent hop aroma, which I wasn’t expecting. Almost like straight hop pellets. Not really any other smell. Smokey dark brown, almost golden brown, very hazy, but very clear as well. Decent head and good retention, good lacing. Thinnish on the palate, but the hops do linger. Pretty fine tasting beer, but it really is just hops and enogh malt to make it look good, a bit thin for my liking, but it isn’t offensive at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with an averae sandy coloured head showing weak retention. Aroma of weak caramel and plastic. Flavour is weak caramel that is completely overwhelmed by nasty plastic/bandaid nastiness. Couldn’t finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Clear brown with a cream colored head. Hoppy aroma for a brown. Citrus, grapefruit, some orange, light caramel malts, but they are there, and chocolate. Thinnish body, but not bad. Flavor has a stronger caramel malt note than the aroma implies. Citrus hops, toasted malt, and some grapefruit. Very bitter finish. I really like this beer but isn’t what I expect from a brown. Still, I drank gallons of this at the Isekadoya Nomihodai. Great stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
Thanks Presario. A rice beer with brown malts. Pours grapefruit colour with lotsa white head. A distinct barnyard, but not much of that in the taste. Leaves a lot of lace, the carbonation is there and it is drinkable this beer. Not a ot of mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2010
50cl bottle. Slight gusher out of the bottle, that yields giant, rocky beige head atop cloudy chestnut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry/wood, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, nut, some cherry/sour, caramel, light chocolate, herbal/grassy. Light-medium body, light effervescence. Infected for sure, but fortunate to get Brett or something similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Rich foam on dark amber. Tiny carbonation bubbles that would make Molson proud. Dusty hop aroma implies something other than a standard Brown Ale. Light malt base. Dusty musty light airy beer with a rising sinus clearing hop presence.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
50clBott@ Mondial de la Biere Strasbourg. Cheesy hoppy nose. Disappointing. Light brown in color, more amber than brown. Plastic taste, harsh hops. Thin mouthfeel. Long unpleasant finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Draught at McLaughlin’s, Kyoto. Clear brown - offwhite head. Nice hoppy, grass, resin, nutty, roasted, fresh hoppy, toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatbread). A bit like Mikkeller - Jackie Brown. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Light copper brown with no head. Sweet malt and toffee taste with some diacytl notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2009
This was considerably better then the triple hop beer. Pours a hazy brownish amber with once again an enormous fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with a nice yeasty character. The flavor starts off with a nice tart fruitiness and a good hop bitterness, along the line there are notes of apples and nuts. This has a pretty awesome flavor. One of the better browns I’ve had.

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