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Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Kuro

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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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麦とホップ黒
Brewed with high quality barley and hops, along with a longer maturation time to develop the rich, fully satisfying flavor.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Can at Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and some toasted malts. Hints of smoked malts and turf too. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish with hints of smoked meat.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yenbeer (49) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2014
Definitely one of the better daisan out there, but its a pale imitation of Yebisu Premium Black and makes it worth sticking to the original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
I wouldn’t class this as an amber beer, more a porter (albeit a Happosei). Chocolate nose, slight coffee. Same with the taste: chocolate, slight coffee. Standard porter but porter in itself being rare here, it was a bit of a treat. 全然行けるね&#

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (247) - POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
przyjemny zapach palonych słodów, kawy zbożowej i śmietanki (trochę jak kawowy jogurt do picia). w kolorze głęboki brąz, ale całkowicie przejrzyste. piana mierna. w smaku dość pełne, przyjemne, z wyraźną palonością. lekki posmak kawy, śmietanki i przypalonego pieczywa.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (350) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (811) - - AUG 6, 2013
Toffee, malty nose. Taste of milk chocolate, light coffee bitterness, watery finish. Quite simple but a very decent black happoshu.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Misawa can. This took some effort to find in the database. Way darker pour than expected: looks like Coke. Aroma is a little rosary with some chocolate; maybe a touch metallic. Flavor is a little thin but some coffee and dark malt. Okay but seems odd to be in the Vienna category.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
Can from Yamaya. Light chocolate and some coffee in the nose. Dark translucent brown, minimal head. Solid roastiness in initial... which dissipates quickly / the finish brings back the coffee for a few moments. Thin body. Not so bad, really. Quite a surprise. It has such a light body, and I wish it had a little more. But the typical cardboard extract/spirits combo is masked by the roast malt. Actually, checking the label, it doesn’t contain extract. I wish other happoshu avoided extract. This and the Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Aka are in a different league from the other cheap crap. Should this really be classified as an Amber/Vienna?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Can on Room, Hearton Hotel Kyoto. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, roasted, sweet dark bread, light barley notes, dark chocolate, red berries, thin body, ok taste - almost no aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (540) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2013
A pleasant surprise. Looks hearty enough in the glass, but a touch watery. Still a lot more body than most happoshu. Roasted malts, a touch of coffee. Creamy sweetness, but enough bitterness too. Pretty good cost-performance.


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