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


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from local Yamaya. Malty aroma, yeasty, light plum notes. Dark copper-brown, 1cm beige head. Tangy initial, mid palate sweetens, final is malty with a little bitterness and some yogurt. Thin-medium body. Tasty enough, but the heavy yeast gets in the way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tometclo (141) - FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
Belle mouse, couleur orangé, de petites bulles bien présentes, un goût de céréales tout en rondeur. Bout 330ml Le Taste-Vin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at Aeon mall Kyoto. Served in a snifter. It pours a dark reddish brown with an ok beige head. Very much an amber looking ale. The nose is malty caramel, nice & appetizing. The beer is medium to full bodied with a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel. A solid biscuity amber ale with nice brown ale character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle on the Shinkansen. Mediciney nose, but the mouthfeel was decent. Fairly light, but somewhat soft and creamy. Roasted flavours of malt, biscuits, berries and caramel all apparent. Pretty damn sweet. Not unpleasant company on the train.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6927) - ITALY - AUG 30, 2013
Ambrato ramato achiuma media media persistenza piuttosto maltata leggero caramelli lievi tostature poco luppolata ma discreta aeccheza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
On draught at the brewpub, served way to cold and improved after a big hug. At coolish room temperature it was an OK Alt, if a bit spineless. Claims to be all-malt and I can believe it. Needs more hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle in train going from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima. Clear amber – white head. Dark bread, caramel, light roasted notes, berries, light fruity notes, sweetness, light syrup, sweet malty, light hoppy, grainy. Rather sweet but nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Clear amber, small head. Salty and slightly roasty, light to medium bodied. Lightly bready or roasty that clears the sterile feel. Salty bitterish finish. Competent, but lacks soul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Light amber color. Slight caramel aroma and flavor. Very light, with an overall dryness that comes not so much from hops as from a ack of sweetness. Decently made but uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2425) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Amber with a tan head. Sweet aroma. Fruit, caramel malts, herbal, Very sweet flavor. The malts completely mask any sort of hops. A touch of toasted malt and some yeast that makes me think sake. It’s not a bad beer at all, but very pedestrian.

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