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Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde (Japanese Saison)

Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Saison
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2014
Harvest Brew fresh hop version 7% saison on tap at Bungalow. It pours a light gold with a solid eggshell white head. It has a big fruity hop bouquet with a mild saison character.  Fairly light bodied with a spritzy mouthfeel. The taste is grassy, green, a bit metallic, a bit of anise and saison spice. Pretty nice but not super saison like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3321) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
Tap @ Brasserie Beer Boulevard, Tokyo. Golden amber, reasonable head. Spicy resinous hop aroma. Cereal grain citrus fruit flavour. Bitter biscuit grapefruit aftertaste. Not a typical saison, more like a hoppy blonde beer. I liked it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
330 ml bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Marked 13.09.
Marked 6.5%, "Tamamura Honten - Miyama Blonde".
Clear pale straw yellow color, small white head. Vile, sulphur, SO2, farts, manure scent. Likely one of the most vile beers I’ve ever smelled, good on you for treating me to that! Taste of sulphur, albeit not as potent as in the smell, also smoe fruits, a bit of zest, some yeast phenoles. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
This is really bad, I laugh about it even while rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Grains and yeast . Pale gold with a thin head. Light, yeasty sweetness. Very decent blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft to tulip Aroma of wheat, bread, and yeast. Clear amber with a white head Wheat, yeast, and hay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
On tap @ El Pato, Koenji, Tokyo, and a few days later bottled (tanks to TimE). Pale blonde color, hazy. Dense white head. Aroma’s: earthy and flowery hops, a little sweet malts. Retronasal there’s additionally grain and some fruit (citrus). Flavor grainy, slightly sweet/malty and fruity. Medium bodied. Dry and rather bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Fresh, zesty aroma of citrus, some nice background hops. Medium carbonation. Fairly high alcohol well hidden. Not sour enough to be in saison territory, but refreshing nonetheless. Not very complex, but does what it has to do quite well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (727) - - JUL 20, 2013
Light sweet malt nose. Nice spicy citrus taste, smooth refreshing drink, but a bit one-dimentional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 6, 2013
Tap at Popeye. Surprised I have never rated this. Pale blond, small off-white head. Aroma is a bit weak, lightly fruity and bit grainy. Taste is nice. Hints of tropical fruit, quite dry. Slightly floral too. Herbal crispness. Pretty damn good. Very refreshing after an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12349) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of peppery hay and straw. Taste is dusty straw.

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