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Sapporo Hyakunin No Kiseki Shifuku No Brown Ale

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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Brown Ale
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Special release. Sold exclusively at convenience store chains across Japan.

A miracle beer born from the voice of beer lovers. It was developed - via Sapporo Japan’s Facebook campaign - in concept "to thoroughly taste slowly and carefully by one person". Please taste the mellow bitterness and complex flavor that show a variety of beer drinker’s facial expressions.

Ingredients: water, barley malt, Hallertau hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
caramel, roasty, red, minimal head, medium sweetness, light body, sticky, flat, astringent. Not off-putting aroma, but the kind of smell that makes you seriously wonder as to what you’re about to drink. Unattractive when poured, looks like a dirty penny. Tastes about as ~good~ as it looks. Harsh, chemical sweetness, quickly leaving a stinging aftertaste. Sapporo can put together a pretty good macro brew when they get things right, but this is among the worst they’ve offered in recent memory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biirusaikou (630) - - AUG 18, 2014
Roasted malt, plum. Sweet caramel, dark cherry, quite boozy, sweet finish then lots of burnt caramel in the aftertaste. Not that bad for a crowd-sourcing experience, more interesting than most macro brews but quite unbalanced and a bit too strong on the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (209) - POLAND - AUG 11, 2014
przyjemny zapach - słody, zioła i bardzo lekki alkohol. kolor przejrzysty, herbaciany (jak czarna herbata z jednej torebki), piana skąpa i szybko znika. w smaku na pierwszy rzut wybija się goryczka - intensywna, ziołowa, lekko metaliczna i dość krótka. do tego całkiem dobra podbudowa słodowa - półpełne z wyraźnymi ciemniejszymi słodami - karmel i lekka paloność. zdecydowanie ciekawe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From a can poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenkiGonzo (240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
Can from Lawson. Light brown, slightly off-white head. Caramel malty aroma. No noticeable hops in aroma or flavour. What you’d expect from a macro beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2014
Can. Nose of light caramel, minerals, some chocolate and a light bit of roast. Flavor is a bit richer, more dark malts, with burning booze. Very thin. No hop presence. I don’t hate it, but there is no where near the flavor to justify the 7% alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2014
Can from Lawson convenience store. Malty nose, with some harsh caramel, and light alc. fumes. Pretty copper color, very little head. Thin caramel initial flavor, some noticeable alcohol intrudes, followed by candyish notes, and a slightly harsh finish. Thin and weak. Has some clear flavors, but they are mostly rude ones. Not integrated at all and the weak body allows the alc. too much presence. The real miracle here is that this crowd-sourced recipe did not produce a worse brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike12da (69) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2014
"A miracle beer born from the voice of beer lovers." my ass. Clear dark copper, off white head. Slight chemical nose. Sweet malt, booze, and chemical taste. Weird aftertaste. This is pretty gross.

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