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Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale

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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: American Pale Ale
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
On tap at Sapporo craft beer forrest at ban k summer 2014. Really nice gold color with a modest white head. Strong papaya, pineapple and grapefruit nose. Very crisp and refreshing on the palate. Bartlett pear, honey and pine flavors present. Great on a summer day. Nice crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tim Webb (256) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
33 cl bottle in Ji Buru, Singapore. Hazy, approximate, hoppy pale ale with few if any allusions to Africa. That said, it is a fruity, adequately hopped session beer that almost rocks. (Late at night: excuse the absence of detail.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2973) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
On tap at komachi. Pours out a light golden topped with a small white head. Nose is a nice hop mix some mellow malts and a grass touch. Taste is as th the nose with a solid hop touch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
330 ml bottle poured into a hotel glass. Slightly hazy straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, lemon, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2039) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
On keg in Craftheads, Tokyo. Cloudy pale yellow amber, medium white foam head. Nose is lemony and grapefruit citrus, biscuit malt, light grain malt. Lots of fresh citrus fruit. Taste is bitter, citrus hoppy, fresh lemons and grapefruit, biscuit malt. Light citrus fruit, hoppy aNd refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya served in a footed pilsner glass. It pours a light copper gold with a very minimal head that vanishes in a blink. It has a really nice herbal and pine cone dank hop bouquet. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. The taste is sweet malts and peppery pine - decent.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nie (4) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Yamaoka Sake Shop. Slightly bitter aroma, hay and alcohol. Cloudy orange/yellow haze. Surprising hop kick up front, citrus bitter. Nice body, not syrupy, light and crisp. This is a great beer for the summer. The finish leaves you wanting another sip.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Ushi-Tora 2, Tokyo. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma has gooseberry bushes and citrus with light passion fruits. Light-bodied. Flavor has tropical fruits, gooseberry and grapefruit. Nice tropical flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (483) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Slightly opaque ligt gold, decent lacing. Aroma has nice grapefruit hops. Flavour is very fresh, lots of citrus fruit and hops. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro (298) - POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
ładny, dość intensywny (ale bez przesady) chmielowy zapach. słodkie tropikalne owoce, liczi, mango, nashi, do tego sporo żywicy i trochę świeżej trawy. kolor złoty, dość mozcno zmętniony, piana mało obfita ale dość trwała. w smaku dość pełne, słodkie, ale zdecydowanie od chmielu, nie od słodu. goryczka średnia, w smaku przypominająca sok z czerwonego graefruita albo skórkę. dość długotrwała, ale w przyjemny sposób. dość niskie nasycenie sprawia, że piwo jest całkiem aksamitne i łatwo pijalne


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