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Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: Irish Ale
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (4776) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2016
35,5cl can from a supermarket in Tokyo. Pours dark cherry coloured with an off-white to beige head. Malty and caramelly aroma with some fruity and almost candy-like notes, hints of sour berries and citrus. Medium sweet with medium to moderate flavour intensity and a subtle bitterness. Quite nice in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (1054) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
Can from Shin Tanabe supermarket. Clear, rusty red with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Has a surprisingly dry finish with a nice hint of spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Can (35 cl), courtesy of Ingo. CLear copper, medium white head. Caramelly, nutty aroma, floral and citric hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2015
350 ml can, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on June 12, 2015. Marked 5.5%.
Clear copper color, small teal head. Malty, sweet, caramel scent. Malty, mineral taste. Thin mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
Real ale version on tap at CBM Koenji. Clear ruby red color with zero head. Nice floral hop, rooibos, rhubarb and tea aromas on the nose. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel. Flat carbonation. As it warms up more of fruitiness comes out. Really smooth and rich finish with a tea-like dryness present. Solid Irish ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minihame2 (466) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Dark, amber colour, small tan head. Nice hoppy aroma. Soft taste, dominated by hops, not much of else. Soft mouthfeel, very little carbonation. Nothing to see here.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Iwate Kura Red Ale ].
Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, tart red berries, dusty, tart, wood. Flavour is moderate sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet fruity, malty, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is berries, malt, hop, grass. Flavour is berries, malt, hop, floral, grass, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Cask at Ushi-Tora, Tokyo. Deep amber color, small beige head. Aroma has plum and caramel. Medium-bodied. Sweetish plummy with caramel and light bitterness. Soft palate. Very well in its style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2535) - - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Nutty aroma, plum. Rich nutty cereal flavor, smoke, plum, caramel, strawberry, wooden finish. Not a great balance but quite drinkable overall.


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