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Brewed by Kawaba Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Gunma Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
深みのある赤色のビール。カラメルの香りとほのかな甘味が特徴。 ホップのほどよい苦みとカラメル麦芽の香りがうまく調和したビール。 その名の通り赤い色をしています。限定醸造商品です。

Refreshing and smooth. Sunrise ale also starts with a soft subtle entry. It uses high quality German hop and barley, and soft water from Kawaba village.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Mostly dry, also cheesy: a note of provolone. A note of caramel, a little citrus... Mmm, it is okay, but not my thing. Definitely will work better in a pairing, that is what I would rather do.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (823) - HONG KONG - AUG 8, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at Sogo Fresh Mart in Causeway Bay.

Cloudy hazy amber colour with bits of yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head with soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing and notable near zero carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of ale malt, with strong caramel, plums, figs, light floral nectar, molasses, sugar, biscuits, yeast and light grass; Very light sweet taste of amber malt, with moderate roastyness, caramel, thick bread, dry biscuits, yeast, very light lemon and very low bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Dry, crisp and thin palate; Mouth feel is very amber-malty dry crisp roastiness. Some faint molasses in solid caramel background. Bready and biscuit, low hops and not much fruity esters. Very straight forward and faultless. Okay… Hoppiness is light floral and faint grass in nose. Very light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is low-fi in background for a mostly roast malt-low astringent finish; Dry crisp after taste; Fairly easy to mouth.

Comments: This one is as straight forward and honest as James Squire Nine Tales Amber Ale, with more on maltyness, good sweet aroma and solid caramel taste. But it’s almost twice as expensive as the latter, and there’s nothing too memorable about it. So it’s solid and nice to try, but not top nor a go-to.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose is fruity, taste is malty, not a very good amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle at home. Amber coloured with cream coloured fluffy head. Aroma is golden ale like, some fruitiness, lightly hoppy, slightly perfumey, malty. Taste is nice. Nothing shocking, light fruitiness, berries, light caramel maltiness, little bit of citrus in there. Pretty easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
17 Feb 2013, bottle. orange, amber, faintly hazy, something from the bottom of the bottom looks like whisps of smoke floating in the beer. odd. nose is rich, sweet, raisins and malt. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. sweet, faintly meaty amber ale. decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
To me, this had the look and smell of an English Strong ale. The flavor is nice, a bit grainy but some sweetness. Also some old paint. Good though.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
powersport99 (1) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
Very Long finish, muscular and powerful, you can taste and smell the malt. A real Beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle.
hazed brick red with an off-white head.
mild dough and toasted caramel malt.
cedar / pine sap hops.
maraschino cherry accents.
moderately acidic and coarse.
soft carbonation with genuine presence.
semi-sweet red apple and cedar-tinged caramel malt.
fairly basic, though well-made.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (594) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle at Mushashi restaurant in Las Vegas - pours murky brown with an average head. Had a hop aroma and somewhat sweet hop taste.


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