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Minamishinshu Golden Ale

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Brewed by Minamishinshu Beer Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Komagane, Japan

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1831) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Small glass on draft at Bakujun shared by KansaiBeerLvrs. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, light apple. Tastes of citrus, malt, light wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2361) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2014
On tap at Bakujun. Minami Shinshu Golden Ale 5% a nice clear gold pour with a minimal head. The nose is quite nice halfway between a blonde ale and a pale ale mild fruity hop goodness. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is fruity, a bit malty with some tangy yeast notes. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Tap @ Himalaya Table, Nepalese Restaurant, Kanda, Tokyo. Golden yellow, reasonable head. Cereal malt aroma. Biscuit citrus hop flavour. Light and refreshing. A good blonde beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (368) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Very light gold colour,looks like a pilsner. Aroma is citrus with some pine. Flavour has lots of pine and crackers, some citrus, almost no hops. Drinkable, but not what I expected from a golden ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petewhitley (352) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Tap at Shinshu Sake Mura. Clear golden colour, small creamy white head. Aroma is malty, slight fruitiness. Taste is malty, biscuity, slight spice. Quite crisp. Nothing wrong with it, but not so exiting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle. Thin gold color with lace. Aroma of grass and citrus hop, pilsner malt, crackers. Grainy, crackery flavor with a bit of honey. Ok bitterness, though not much hop flavor. Bland but quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottled at Shinshu Osake Mura (Nagano Sake Village), Tokyo (5.0%). Clear golden, minimal head. Grapefruit yaroma. Light-medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Notes of grass and orange, medium bitterness,. Pleasant, unintrusive and well drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2007
0,5 l bottle, thanks to larsga for bringing this around the globe! Very perfumed aroma, sweet. Honey, elderflowers. Quite decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2007
Medium white head. Yellow body. Perfumy hoppy aroma with citric fruity notes. Dry deep yeasty earl gray, citrus, and flowery aroma with elderberry notes. Aftertaste is much the same, but drier. Clean mouthfeel. Very nice! (0.5l bottle from someplace along the Skyline road between Matsumoto and Takayama.)


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