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Nobu Special Reserve

Brewed by Hokusetsu Shuzo Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Sado-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottled exclusively for Nobu Restaurant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- 500mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Well crafted beer, that is very enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (5081) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Medium golden color with malty caramel nose. Hops are very subtle. Very malty body with caramel with hops very subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Clear, light brown, good carbonation. Aroma has some toasted bread to it but the flavor is whatís interesting - itís dark spices wrapped in with a bit of citrus twang. The finish fades with malt and more spices. I think this is probably the best Japanese beer Iíve ever had. It may rank low in itís category, but itís worth seeking out and giving a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This beer is brewed exclusively for Nobu Restaurant so its very hard to find. I drank it at the Nobu in Las Vegas. It pours a medium gold with a white head that doesnít last long and no lacing. The smell is very unique, it is hoppy with accents of butter and a couple other things I could never put my foot on. It tastes light throught nothing really ever hits you, some grass and hops. Nobu food is great, beer not really, but its cool to drink something so rare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle at Nobu in NYC. Pours a cloudy light coppery orange with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of fruit, malty notes and bread dough. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
better than most japanese pale lagers, a little more of a distinctive taste. had this one at the nobu in miami beach. went well with the suishi as a light colored and bodied beer. a one and done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwalking05 (4598) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of corn and grain as is the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
(11.2oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, herbs, dough, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, and grain with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a murky gold with white head. Aroma is very malty with strong, sweet fruit. Flavor has a nice malty sharpness, some faint fruit and a bit grainy. Mouth feel is kinda watery but decent. Overall, it is an interesting beer to me and I kinda liked it, easy drinking as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (4860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is clear, golden in color, with a light white head. The smell is corn, grains, sweet, and floral. The taste is malts, light roasty, grains.

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