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Mojiko Retro Station Beer (Amber Lager)


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Brewed by Mojiko Retro Beer
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1785) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
330 ml bottle from Mojiko Retro Beer. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, malt, floral, toasty notes. Tastes of Citrus, malt, toasty notes, floral. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Takase in Mojiko. Amber gold pour, small white head. Orange aroma, some malts. Flavour is dry with nice bread malts to balance the orange. A nice surprise with lunch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Tap at Enibru. Aroma: Light, dried orange, grain, yeast. Palate: Flavor: Bitter dried orange and mikan, grain and yeast. Comment: A bitter style amber lager. Good balance with firm bittering, unlike an amber ale. Aroma is maybe an 8 on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This crisp quencher shares mildly biscuity, toasted malts over light spicy hoppiness for a competent yet generic experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-This is quite fruity for a lager... which makes me wonder about their lagering practices…
-The finish needs more hop bitterness. As is, it is completely forgettable and doesn’t make you want to jump back for another sip.
-Smoother, more natural carbonation (this was very prickly) would have helped.

On tap at The 2nd Vine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2012
Draught at the Ji-Beer Festa in Hiroshima, 2012. Medium amber, clear. Nice fruity caramel nose. Subtle. Nothuge but good. Crackery, bready malts, with caramel flavors, sweet, but a dry finish. Really well done and balanced beer.


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