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Minoh Cabernet Ale

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20
46
style
Brewed by Minoh Beer
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Osaka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Looks like Ribena(blackcurrant cordial). Unmistakable grape aroma, with something wheaty behind it. Flavour has berries(again like Ribena) and a nice smooth finish. Wouldn’t really describe it as a beer, but it’s a decent drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (38) - - SEP 25, 2014
7% ABV Firmly carbonated head that lingers just

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Clear deep red - pink head. Berries. Light grapey. Light milkey. Thin body. Very light malty. Light light licorice like notes. Youghurt notes. Fat nose...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - MAR 22, 2014
Dark purple body with a light purple head. Aroma and flavors mostly dominated by sugarless grape juice, feels a bit like a sparkling red wine, but grape slowly gets overwhelming and tiring for the palate. Not a great balance but an original take on a fruity grape brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1082) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle to tulip Cherry and raspberry syrup or kool aid. Transparent bright red with a thin ringed white head. The taste is sour cherry with a little hops. Quite strange, barely drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft - caramel, strawberries and slightly vinous. Deep amber with a thin white head. A bit sweet berries but decent although a bit one sided. Sour a bit and you have a winner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tania_nexust (228) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Tried on draught at Beer Belly Higobashi in 2011. Was advised it was "a nice choice for the ladies" ;-) It was rather nice, quite fruity and easy drinking. Offers something different to a lot of American-style / German-style beers from many Japanese breweries. Would definitely have it again, though note that other reviews on here indicate you should check the bottling/best before date carefully if trying from a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Small blue colored glass bottle pours a pinkish golden color with a light pinkish head that leaves no lacing as it settles. Aroma is wine grapes with some grainy malts. Taste is mild grainy malt sweetness with a fruity winelike grape sweetness and finishes dry on the palate. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. A very unique brew which has more wine character to it than beer, but is very interesting nonetheless.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
pours grape purple, minimal carbonation, zero lacing, minimal head. Tastes of sour cabernet grape, light red wine vinegar, tannic finish, and a mild malty backdrop. Has the intense sourness of a lambic but not much body to hold it together. The fruity grapeness comes through nicely, however the sourness isn’t balanced with the body and depth. This bottle is almost 2 years past the recommended drinking date though.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
Small blue bottle. Thank god it’s small. Pours a hazy ruby-tinted light amber with nearly no head. TylerDurden said "You’re on your own with that shit". Wise words. Aroma is a little assy ("like a brown bean fart"), with that vague old wine aroma, like a glass of wine that was left out overnight after a party. Really really not good. Thankfully the sip isn’t as aweful as the aroma. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still terrible, but it’s not like having to choke down bean-fart-fizzy water. It’s more like having to choke down equal parts shitty old cheap sweet wine and stinky shitty cheap beer. Like a carbonated piss shandy. I got through about a third, then realized that I’m not on Fear Factor and dumped the rest to move onto better things.


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