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Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: Fruit Beer
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Gar Eden. Big passion fruit aroma which reminded me of the 80’s soft drink quatro. Quite nostalgic. Taste varies between the fruitiness and more wheat. It’s quite nice, but not really something I will drink often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
15/IX/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: 3/XI/13 (2013-866)Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy pale beige to yellow beer, small fizzy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citrus, fruity, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, lemon grass. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bit sourish, lemony, lime, grapefruit, dry bitterness, very fruity, passion fruit sorbet, slightly sweet. Aftertaste: bitter touch, lime zest, lemon grass, passion fruit. Nice and refreshing fruity beer, well done!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 20, 2013
Pleasant pine, tropical nose. Sour fruits taste, malt then lemon juice. Some spices in the aftertaste. Gets a bit too syrupy towards the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1662) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2013
Iwate Kura’s Passionfruit beer at Yellow Ape Craft. 5% 630 yen at Yellow ape Craft. Nice cloudy gold color, nice passion fruit aroma, bang on! Sweet, citrus bitter, sour then a sweet passion fruit finish. Very nice fruit beer, nice for the summer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle at Golden Garden, Hiroshima. Clear yellow - white head. Lots of passion fruits, sweetness, wheaty, light malty, winegumms, candy, tartness, fruity,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Bottle from GoodBeer. Opened in Belgium. Very cloudy salmon-orange color, lace. Tart passion fruit nose, orange, lemon, grains, lemon grass. Very fruity flavor, lots of passion fruit, plus grapefruit zest. Tart but not sour, with a very bitter finish. Nice drinking. A bit sweet at the start, but ends up nicely dry, with no residual sugar. Very good—nothing like the last time I had it. This is the rating I put up.

Draught at the Craft Beer Festival in Ichinoseki, Iwate, 2009: 4/2/3/2/6. Strange thin yellow color, light, thin head. Sweet, passion fruit flavor. Sweet, dry, fruity, funky, Kool-aid like. This is ass. Stick with what you do best, guys!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy pale straw color with a scant white head head. Aromas of grapefruit, mango and passion fruit. Light water body with streams of cabonation that explode on the tongue. Taste is much like the aroma, with a crisp, tart finish. None of the overly sweet, chemical-laden overtones of Brick Bambay, which I’ve also regrettably tasted. I’m still not fan of fruit beers, but this one is nice for a change.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow coloured. Natural passion fruit aroma. Rather sour and dry flavour with loads of passion fruits in it. Refreshing and nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
Hazy pale yellow, fluffy cotton like head. Fruity and tart aroma of passion fruit. Natural flavour of passion fruit, hints of yoghurt. Rather tart fruity finish. This was a pleasant surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Bottled, thanks IslandHaole! Hazy pale yellow. Intense natural juicy passion fruit aroma. Fresh and lightly acidic, light bodied with a hint of bubblegum. Certainly not sweet, making it very refreshing. Extremely well made, other brewers of fruit beer should learn from Iwate Kura.


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