Nippon Craft Beer
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Tasting Notes Visual: Pale light yellow and cloudy with a creamy head.
Aroma: Fresh yuzu aroma is dominant, matching well with the yeast-derived phenolic aroma.
Flavor: Low-level malt and hop flavor, as well as a slight bitterness. Subtle fresh sour creates richness in taste.
Body: Full bodied, with a low level of natural carbonation that is created in the bottle-fermentation process and provides a very smooth drinking experience.

Designed by Nippon Craft Beer Inc.
Brewed in Belgium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3030) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Bottle, small stable bubbly head, strong carbonation, light cloudy light orange color, light citrusy aroma with candy and yeast, citrusy, fruity, tea flavor with yeasty hints, light to medium body. Nice and enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (978) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Can at my parents. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Sweet floral nose, honey, malty. Medium body. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5452) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2016
At some fancy sushi joint: pours orange with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is yuzu, citrus, somewhat malty backbone, and some other aromas I jad a little difficulty pinpointing. Taste is lightly sweet. Quite citrusy. Not too thick body. Low bitterness. Interesting flavors. Better than expected. Also did not realize how much alcohol was in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6098) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2016
I donít know if this benefitted from lowered expectations, but we liked this one. Fruity and citrusy, some pine and spicy notes, like Iím guessing coriander. Soft palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1663) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Clear yellow golden with a big creamy head. Aroma of herbs and coriander seeds, a bit floral. Sweet, spicy, herbal (like lavender), fruity, bitter finish. Light-bodied, dry and fizzy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1411) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at troublesís place. Thanks DSG. Clear yellow with white head. Very perfumed aroma, spicy with notes of coriander, orange and flowers. Very spicy flavor, sweetish with notes of coriander, herbs and flowers, alcoholic. Smooth texture, medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (394) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2016
A little confusing. Itís a Japanese brewer, brewing a Belgian Ale, and in Belgium. Originally thought this was a stronger Japanese style imperial pilsner or something, but fits the Belgian Ale profile. Flavors of banana, Beglian yeast, maybe some coriander/pepper or other mild spice. Clearish medium yellow appearance. Semi-smooth feel. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at troublesís place. Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma is floral, spicy, with yuzu, coriander. Flavor is quite dry, citric, zesty, floral, with coriander. Medium-bodied. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4914) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2016
330 ml. bb 04/2017 and indicates 7.6% abv. Pour is golden with a swirling typhoon of bubbling activity supporting an inch of sticky foam. Nose is crisp spicy-sweet honey, lemon dish soap and a touch of herbal resin. Tastes of lemongrass, honey and lemon zest. Finish is strong with lemon zest and pith. Smooth, medium body has low-medium carbonation and a nice balance. Quality brew, but too much of the lemony-herbal notes for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (706) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2016
Blond bier met romig wit schuim. Geur: Fruitig, citroenzeste, mandarijn, kruidig en iets moutzoetig. Smaak: licht zoetig, sinaasappel en een klein bittertje. Mooi in balans. Medium volmondig. Zachte koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: droog bitterig. Zomers biertje.

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