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Kizakura / Kyoto Bakushu Kura no Kaori

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Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Pale Lager
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kyotos first local beer in 1995. It has a good aroma, and is crisp and rich. We have used our own Fushimi water, and Seishu sake yeast for a slight sake-like aroma in this mellow, pale-gold beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2016
Grainy golden, slightly hazy, it of foam. Aroma has some flowery grain character. Some wet cardboard also. Taste is relatively light, slightly grassy and has some yeasty character - not your usual lager, which is a definite plus. Still drink easy and does not have awful lot of character. Again, I think I got a fresh can this time, feels quite nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hawthorne00 (3421) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2016
Can. Pale gold with a large white head. Grainy aroma with apples, some pepper. Thin, fizzy. Normally that much apple in the aroma of a golen lager means get ready for the cardboard, but not here. Still pretty bland with pre-ground pepper at the end and mushy apples throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - APR 14, 2016
Bottle at Kyoto station. Feels like the sake yeast twist gives it a pretty strong sweet apple character, not really my thing but half drinkable by omiyage beer standards...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (4683) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2016
33cl bottle (labeled "Flavor of Sake Brewery") from Pothouse, Tallinn. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. A bit unusual - fairly fruity and grainy with some yeasty notes, hints of ripe apples and mild spices. Moderate sweet with a bit unfamiliar flavours, a light acidity and mild bitterness. Fairly drinkable and somewhat refreshing, but hardly a favourite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2628) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle in Lisbon. Clear gold color. Persistent white head. Medium bitterness. Aroma is floral, malty, Hoppy. Small interesting bacteria aroma.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy golden color. Medium size, fluffy white head, stays. Sweet, straw, alcohol? sourish in aroma. Sourish, grainy, malty, papery, sweet in taste. Mild apples and sake feeling in aftertaste. Perfumey mouthfeel. Drinkable, but nothing exceptional.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Sweet fruity estery aroma. Sweetish starchy taste. Watery palate. Pretty weak, a bit starchy. Finish does have some bitter hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy copper beer with huge white head. Nose is on grain, almond and sweet sake, light floral / violette notes. Aroma is on grain, less sweet, vegetables and almond notes, hazelnut touch, sour and rancid background. Strange but quite complex for the alcohol level.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
A hazy golden beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2015
Hazy yellow amber pour, medium white head with thin retention. Nose is malt, floral notes and boiled vegetables, some sweetness. Flavor is vegetal, malts, vague caramel, some muted hops in the finish. Nice and smooth mouthfeel, but the vegetal notes are not for me.


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