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Iwate Kura Shizen Hakko Beer

Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear, light gold with a small carbonated head that leaves a ring around the edge. Light funk aromas with some pear, grape cobwebs and horse blanket. Taste is more of the same, good funk but kind of one dimensional. Nice and dry with active carbonation. Almost like a dry saison. I like it. Not really sour or tart at all, just basement saison-like with a touch of pear. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
light golden color. No nose, but the mouth is full of funk. Cobweb, barnyard , funk. Wow. It has no body and totally lacks tartness, which would take this to the next level. Still very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3557) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
5% On tap at Eni-bru as part of a sampler set. A clear copper gold with minimal head. A very floral nose for a med-light bodied beer. The taste is fruity, I’d probably class this as a golden ale you get plum, peach, lemon fruit notes with a hearty dose of malt base. Well balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1214) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in IFC, Central.

Translucent light matt golden colour with dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head and white foam which last for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Fragrant, dry, sweet and tart aroma of sparkling white wine, with grape skins, persimmon, funk, brett, malt and grass; Pleasant sweet taste of lager malt, with strong white wine tartness, dryness, brett, light persimmon, molasses, spices, light cloves, light liquorices, citrus and sharp grass; Mid to light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth Feel is quite close to a gueuze, with very balanced sweetness and champagne tartness. What’s more, the funky and spicy brett-like wild yeast reminds me of Orval. Nice! Overall taste is very organic and lively! Hoppiness is light citrus and sharp grass in nose and taste. Also light but sharp liquorices to provide a satisfying low bitter finish; Dry after taste, winey and spicy to mouth.

Comments: This is a really enjoyable wild ale, with very balanced sweetness and tartness, excellent and lively brett a la Orval, and dry champagne palate makes it just as enjoyable as to many good lambics. Enjoyable and recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - OCT 13, 2013
Straw, orange, aromas. Fruity cereals flavor, mild banana, bread, peppery finish. Pleasant fruity ale, with a bit of a white character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at Fermentoren - Tasting - Thanks to Kyotolefty. Cloudy yellow - white head. Acid notes, light malty, fruity notes, banana, hay, flowery notes, funky notes, bretty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31436) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of fruits (is it persimon?) lemons, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with an acidic edge and notes of fruis, brettanomyces, and straw, leading to a dry finish. Thanks KyotoLefty for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37005) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Fruity and light yeasty. Sweet, toasted malty and light funky. Bitter, toasted and lingering fruity. Mild bitter too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
Not a lot gaijin on here unfortunately. Not really wild, funky or weird. It’s a straight forward ale looking for some personality. A touch saisonesque, but really pretty uneventful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Cloudy gold, slightly pastel, huge airy head. Crazy nose: citrus, yogurt, grass, dust. Sweet, fruity, funky flavor, with lemon, honey, yogurt, dust. Spicy, yeast, Belgian like. Dry finish. Saison-like, funky barnyard. Very fruity, light acidity. Dry finish with sweet fruity mid-palate.

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