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Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine

Brewed by Nasu Kohgen Beer Company
Style: Barley Wine
Nasu, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (824) - ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2015
On Tap at Oedo Beer Festival in Kanda, 2015 version, from a super small, 5 litre steel keg. Pours nice amberish golden, small head. Looking beautiful and fresh. Aroma is sweetish, some honey, malt character and also some herbal bitterness. First sip reveals some sweetness, herbal bitter flavour intensifies a bit but is still balanced with the strong and sticky body. Nice, but definitely too young - this beer would taste terrific after a few years of ageing. I even feel a bit guilty to drink it in this not-prime condition as the flavours are still edgy, somewhat green and still need more time to come together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1374) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Tap at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Hazy gold. Surprisingly elegant aroma with floral and honey notes. Taste is slightly syrupy but rather drinkable. Also very light and delicate on the tongue. Not really what I’m looking for in a barley wine but certainly an intriguing one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14782) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. 12.0 %. Clear amber color, not much head. Aroma has alcohol, bread and light fruityness. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Alcoholic kick, woody and dry. Some bitterness. Simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 On tap @ Popeye in Tokyo, Japan. Aroma brings coriander, lemon, herbs, faint wheat and orange zest. Appears a dark golden copper with a thin foam lace. Complex flavors of malty syrup, orange peel overtones, soft peach, wheat, barley, bread and coriander. Overall, this is extremely good. Complex and fruity with well masked that comes out more in the finish for a nice warmth. A+ rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo. Hazy amber, small head. Minerally melon aroma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and caramelly with crystal malt and minerals. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at Popeye in Tokyo, 07/05/2013. 2012 vintage. Clear amber pour, little head, small ring of lacing. Aroma of fruitcake, golden raisins, sweet sherry, toffee. Taste is fruity malts, toffee, nice piney hops, toasted character, moderate bitterness. Medium body, not too sticky. Maybe too young, but still decent and worth a try if you dig the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft, Osaka. Clear amber - white head. Dried fruits. Light oxidation. Ryebread. Ok hoppy. Rather sweet. Nutty. Ok bitterness. Alcoholic. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013

Ceramic bottle 500ml. w. cap & swing top.

[ As Nine-Tailed Fox 2000 ].
[ Vintage 2009 ]. ABV: 12.0%. Clear medium orange colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dried fruit, cheese, smelly feet. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, caramel, alcohol, tart fruit notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121110]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (5448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Served in a champagne flute. Amber colour with a minimal white head. Some lacing. Sweet honey aroma, butterscotch, tubble gum. Flavour of honey, tubble gum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with no head. Aroma is oxidation, malt, alcohol, fruit, sugar. Flavour is oxidation, malt, alcohol, fruit, sugar, tropical fruit. OK beer.

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