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Kagua Blanc

Nippon Craft Beer
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1029) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. A bit hazy yellowish white pour with a big white head. Belgian yeast, floral, herb and a hint of yuzu. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Huge herbal fruit aroma. Taste is lightly bitter fruit. Tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (739) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
.Simple clean citrus nose. Beautiful nose, Clear golden pour with thin white head. lots of carbonation but soft on the tongue. malty slightly grainy finish Nice belgian styles strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5610) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Brew, Bangkok. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus malt. The flavour is light sour with a smooth mineral hop light acid citrus light spice palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from Japan Centre. Lots of floral aromas - elderflower and herbs; similar notes in the flavour plus a bit of coriander and bitter orange with a spice finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopkone007 (15) - - AUG 25, 2014
Pours hazy straw / light gold. Refreshing citrus on the nose. Complex nose of esters from the yeast. For the ABV very easy drinking on a day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Ushi-Tora 2, Tokyo. Slightly hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma has apple, Belgian yeast and light alcohol. Medium-bodied. Whitewineish, a bit cidery with fruity Belgian yeastness (blonde). Covers alcohol nicely. A bit too simple for its price (830 yen/180ml).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
Hazy white chalk color. Light frothy white head, hugely spiced coriander, orange peel, soft wheaty nose. Big full body, wheaty with tons of oranges and spice. Over spiced, but excellent beer that is smooth and delicious at 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Rating #4600! Reaching a milestone halfway across the world in the best place on earth shouldn’t be too difficult to score a worthwhile beer, but it was helped out when Belgium beat the USA in World Cup 2014 yessterday. So to praise the Belgies - this is sampled in their behalf on the continent of Asia. Cloudy golden and copper coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of bananas, grass, yeast, light hops, coriander seed and some tropical fruits. Medium-bodied; Deep rich rice and strong herbal flavour from the malt and a big spicey hay and grassy character that is very dry - seemingly from the yeast strain. Aftertaste shows some subdued sweetness of banana and honey with a little chewy alcohol flavour coupled with some of the tropical fruits at the very end. Overall, a surprisingly nice and interesting beer with a large complexity and a good balance of east and west - with the east flavours being the rice and malt complexity and the west being the yeast and the rich sweetess of a belgian tripel. I sampled this 33 cL stubby belgian bottle purchased a few minutes ago from CitySuper in Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong on 02-July-2014 for HK$55,00 sampled a few minutes later in my hotel room back in Wan Chai on Hong Kong, Hong Kong on 02-July-2014. Sure, it’s not one of my rare gueuze from Belgium that has been stocked away for a few years, but this will do for a milestone rating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2014
Quite a high ABV at 8% this Japanese belgian strong ale is contract brewed in Belgium. It pours a nice looking cloudy light gold with a big foamy head. The aroma is pure spicy fruity belgian blond beers. It has a nice smooth full body with a round carbonation. The taste is yuzu/citrus, fruity, spicy, wheat quite tasty. It kind of comes of like a successful cross between a witbier and a blond belgian strong. Really nicely done but at 8% I doubt I’d have more than one in a night.

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