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Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2013 Amber Ale

Karuizawa Kogen Seasonal 2013 Amber Ale
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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Nagano, Japan

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minamizawa (40) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Got a can from Japan with all japanesse text, so a bit har to find. colour is dark amber and the taste is rich full of malt and balanced hop. The foam settels quite fast, but the taste stays with you for a good time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Can shared during GBBF 2013 Day 4 - London. Big thanks to KyotoLefty. Pours clear amber with a light, white cream head. Nose of pine and bread - straight. Medium sweet flavor with notes of melon, pine and mild caramel. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Modest hop resins in the finish with more pine, faint caramel, bread. Tasty and nicely balanced if a bit simple.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Can split at the GBBF, big thanks to Kyoto Lefty - you know that Scandinavian sounding fella! 16/08/13. Chestnut brown with a thin head. Nose is fruity, light hops, caramel, orange. Taste comprises toffee, hops, bitter orange, toasted malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Can thanks to KyotoLefty. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is orange sponge cake, light sweetness, faint citrus, toast and a hint of spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, brown bread, light spice, metallic and some bitterness towards the finish. Light-medium body and high carbonation. Ok, but not much going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (727) - - AUG 24, 2013
Floral hoppy nose. Bitter citrus hops, caramel malt, bitter finish. Ok but fairly one-dimensional amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (857) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team/KyotoLefty. Colour: amber-red, clear. Aroma: caramel, citrus, nutty. Taste: caramel, citrus, light bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
Can from Asao liquor store. Slight hop on the nose, thin head and copper brown colour. Slight hop taste with some malt. Not bad amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity, toasted malty and crisp bitter. Light toffee, bitter and smooth fruity. Ends fruity and rich malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
Can, mail order from the brewery. Nice amber malt aroma, caramel and chocolate with good American hops. Orange, grass, earth. Medium brown-orange with a low head. Mild flavor, orange, pine, caramel. Decent bitterness. Nice but not all that special. Really could be hoppier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 27, 2013
Can. Sweet and slightly spicy nose. Taste of caramel, toasted malts, some fruit. Hops prominent to begin with then fade slightly. Not too far off Yona Yona, but distinct flavor all the same. Not too shabby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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