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Nihonkai Club Amber Lager (Oku Noto Densetsu)

Nihonkai Club Amber Lager (Oku Noto Densetsu)
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Brewed by Oku Noto Beer -- Nihonkai Club
Style: Polotmavý
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Made with deep sea water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2016
On tap at Amri Ramen abd Bar, Kanazawa. Pours amber with small white head. Caramel, malty, toasted, bit nutty, salty. Sweet. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This is really and truly elite beer, a rarity in Japan thus far for me. Perfectly nutty grainy malt bill with a nice crisp lively hoppy finish dominated by citrus. I could drink this all day but the flavors are still very expressive and developed. A cut above anything I can remember trying in this style back home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2016
Light amber color. Lots of butter popcorn and fruit but very malty. I think it is well made but wish there was more hops and had more body. Not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wifeofalcoholic (6) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
Very very Clean finish. You can pound in the summer. A bit too malty for a Pilsner :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at CBM Koenji. Hazy amber with a modest off-white head. Huge malt aromas with caramel, toffee and a slight bubblegum presence on the nose. Taste is more of the same. Sweet with a hint of saltiness. Great breadiness and sweetness with the hops taking a backseat to the malt. Really cool lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2015
Tap at JBC. Nice. Salt, caramel, high on malt. Aroma is kind of earthy. Brown bread. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at the GJBF as the Okunoto Legend Lager. 5% a lovely amber lager. These guys are lager experts. A crystal clear glowing amber brown. Bready malts, good caramel. The taste is luscious and sweet, bready light malts. Deliciously light malts. Subtle goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft - Toasted malts and a bit nutty. Clear gold with a beige head. Toasted malts and malts with a light nutty flavour as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft to tulip I get soy and caramel. Reddish amber, nice effervescence with a thin creamy white head. The taste is wheat, limestone, a little citrus, and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2013
Draught at Qbrick. Extremely fruity nose, plums, and wine-like note. Very dark straw, near amber color. Some umami hits immediately, morphs into fishy flavors, and then a nicely bitter finish. Very nice. Just a touch of harshness. Very full-bodied stuff, with mature flavors. Ale-like, really.

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