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Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Kuro

Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Schwarzbier
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with high quality barley and hops, along with a longer maturation time to develop the rich, fully satisfying flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2015
5% Can from Yamaya I believe. This beers pours like a thin schwarzbier but has a stout-like head of tan foam. Sweet malty toffee & bitter coffee aroma. Fairly thin bodied with an unimpressive carbonation. The flavor is ok but also on the weak side: sweet, chocolate crackers and a bit of roasted coffee. For the price and availability it is a decent enough black beer. I had low expectation’s of this black happoshu but this surpassed them. It’ll do in a pinch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3353) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yenbeer (103) - 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.

   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&#

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czlowiekwiadro (326) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (372) - 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~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
biirusaikou (950) - - AUG 6, 2013
Toffee, malty nose. Taste of milk chocolate, light coffee bitterness, watery finish. Quite simple but a very decent black happoshu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2536) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14087) - 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.

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