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North Island Brown Ale

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Brewed by North Island Beer
Style: Brown Ale
Ebetsu-shi, Hokkaido, Japan


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
カラメル麦芽の香ばしさとホップの香味、上面醗酵ならではの豊潤な香りとコク。 香・味・コクのバランスが絶妙な、飲み易さと味わい深さが調和したブラウン色のビールです。

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2015
330ml bottle from tokyu in sapporo station. Poured into a shaker pint. Nice copper penny brown color with with a medium-sized toasted marshmallow colored head. Caramel, toffee aromas prevail with dark fruit undertones: currant, fig and dried apricot. Tastes malty with a slight sour fruity finish. Medium carbonation. Sweet on the palate. Very cool brown. Not boring at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
Tap at Qbrick. Light caramel nose with some sort of sourish hops. Pretty copper color (not brown). Gentle malty initial, very mild bitterness, balanced at finish. Thin-medium body. Good balance throughout, really. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
Botella. Unclear dark amber colour. Medium off-white like head, creamy. Toasty malty caramel mild chocolate aroma, sweet. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour: toasty malt and caramel, bit chocolate to it too, sweet, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Tap at Bankan. Dark golden brown colour. Small off-white head. Aroma is nice and malty, bit of sweetness. Taste is bit citrus in background, lots of malt, sweet. Pretty solid and a bit fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet hops, malt, caramel flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2013
A bottle I picked up at the souvenir shop in Sapporo station. A very solid brown ale, easy to drink and it would make a nice session beer. It poured a reddish brown with an off-white head and lots of fine carbonation. The flavor is a malty sweetness with a bit of a sour fruity tang to it. Refreshing & easy to drink. North Island seems to make good to great beers, I love their Coriander Black.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
A just there beer - Soft water, soft malt body and very easy going bitterness in the finish. Nothing to really excite the senses and really just a smooth, easy drinking beer. Which is fine, but this was just really holding court.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
Draught @ Golden Garden, Hiroshima. Rated on 13.9.2011
Aroma is slightly sweet with malt and rather light. Flavour is hoppy and sweetish with malt, caramel and toffee. Somewhat hoppy finish. Good brown ale, but nothing special really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2010
Draught at Craft Beer Bar. Seems this is now a regular of theirs. Rich caramel with chocolate but not too sweet. Slight tangy fruit flavor there as well. Very nice. Has quite a spritzy mouth feel. Strong carbonation, but that works with the sweetness.

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