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

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2062) - Tokyo, - APR 20, 2014
Tap at Facuets. Light clear, bubbly white head. Aroma is spam and salami! Smoke. Taste is similarly strange. Meat elements, quite fizzy, some lemony, sherbert initially, but soon swamped by meat and smoke. Minerals. Great stuff though. Never tasted anything like this. Bit of tonic water about the palate. Tingly. Really weird. Like it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (706) - - JUN 10, 2014
A quite funky brew, crispy cereals character and plenty of smokiness with a touch of salt. Smooth and interesting drink from this solid brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6505) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2014
Tap at Yellow Ape. Clear golden color with a fine head. Smoky nose, dry, a touch of peat, some citrus, biscuit malt. Nicely smoky flavor. Light fruity sweetness, citrus, peach, biscuit. Finished very dry and smoky, bitter. Very nice rauchbier with no caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2341) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2014
Tons of smoke - Bacon, Overcooked steak and Hangi fish. Body is actually quite supple, if lacking some carbonation. Smoke is a bit over the top, but a fun beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2093) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
On tap at 2nd Vine as part of my tasting set. Crystal clear gold with a thin filmy head, a nice citrus & floral hop bouquet rises from the glass - a bit gin like. Medium bodied, smokey I get some bacon wrapped asparagus notes very interesting. A tasty intriguing beer!


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