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Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Atsugi-shi, Japan
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2007
A full bodied beer with a good bitter aftertaste. Drunk in Ushi-Tora Tokyo. Very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (362) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Ruby, rusty colour. Very little head. Aroma has dark fruit, some hops. Crazy smooth, and easy drinking. Big bitter hop finish. I love this barley wine because the hop profile is the star.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2009
2008 bottle from Wachi, Kyoto. Pours cloudy copper with a good head for a barley wine. Spicy and fruity aroma that reminds me of a glühkriek, definitely with sour notes. Sour berries, chocolate, some roast and sweetness, but at the same time very dry and bitter. Very Belgian in character and quite unique, actually. Grows with every sip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2007
Hazy deep amber color. Peaches, apples and citrusy notes along with some subtle cookies. Full on hops, hit the mouth ( definetely an American Barley) at the start. Palate is well balanced with some caramel notes. Finishing bitter with notable malt presence as well. Well made

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Thanks to aceofhearts for sharing this awesome beer!
"The diablo" pours a light muddy chocolate brown with a light beige head. Smell is light and bright, fresh malt with just a hint of alcohol. Taste is pretty hoppy up front with earthy and piney hops and dark and toasty malt. Beyond that, there is an oaky drying characteristic. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel. Really nice woodsy and hoppy toasty malt combo. As good as it is unique. Thanks again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Don’t know if I would call this amazing, but it certainly was remarkable. According to Chad, many Japanese micros are rather nondescript and that absolutely does not apply to this. Exceptionlly dry, possibly due to use of honey? If not, there is at least a flavor hinting at it, tannic quality and what seemed like a woodiness to it. Very interesting and enjoyable and wish I had been a bastard and taken more than my fair share. Thanks Chad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Very cool bottle bright purple and a thin triangle. Says best by 2015/11/18, 2010 edition. I bought this bottle over a year ago from goodbeer.jp and it finally came in a box from my Mother in-law today. It even survived her putting beer on the customs slip. Anyway, pours out a huge foamy white head (could be from all the transit) and a cloudy orange hue. The aroma is sweet oranges, candy, wheat and some barnyard funk. The flavor is mostly a sweet caramel and brown sugary English Barley Wine, dry, but some funky straw in there too almost a bit of Saison (not sour at all). Very nice. Warm for sure. There is a bit of citrus bitterness here from the Nugget, Cascade and Chinook hops. Very damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 A very potent brew, with a very sweet nose, that hits powerfully on the first sip. Some definite, candi sugar and caramel notes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle 2013 at a tasting about 8-10 months after the release. A lovely deep reddish amber. Musty tart citrus zest plum and rich malts. The taste is nutty, earthy then big zesty citrus hoppiness. It is quite smooth for 10% On tap at Bungalow 2014 release after 1 day so ultra-fresh. On tap at Bungalow, El diablo 2014 700 yen for 10oz. A n opaque Amber mahogany brown. Sweet citrusy caramel aroma. 91 IBU 10% medium-full bodied this is full of piney green hoppiness, mild cocoa & caramel from the malts. Good but I find it a bit young with the hops giving it a sharp green bitter hop character to it. Good but hang onto your bottle and open it in 6-12 months. Fresh 3.6-7 while with a bit of age on it 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Pours a deep ruby/brown. Aroma is fruits, sweet malts and slight alcohol. Full bodied and properly carbonated. Flavor was of sweet molasses, s touch of roasted malts, hops, and a bit of dark fruits. Finished with some bitterness and a some alcohol warmth. Very tasty.


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