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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Mild Ale
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Made in collaboration with Nøgne Ø, Norway for the 7th Tokyo Real Ale Festival in February 2009.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (7873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is light sweet. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Pours a clear nutty brown with a small off-white head. A discreet and mild roast in the nose. Light body, roast, licorice and a little vanilla. Vague raisiny finish. 290111

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours amber with small bubbles on top. Sweet malty. Caramel and toffee. Medium bodied. Rich malty a bit of hops in the end. Quite tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5468) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at Den Gode Nabo, Trondheim. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of good malty caramel with a fresh hop addition. Taste is smooth and light malty with some nice hops. Quite mild and easy drinkable beer. Ordinary and good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2010
Draft at Ushi Tora (Tokyo). A light black/brown colour. A nice light palate, quite refreshing, with a simple dark malt flavour. Seemed pretty mild to me - and there’s nothing wrong with that!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle@PatrickS .Pours dark amber with a small head.Aroma of bready malt and floral hops.Flavour is sweet caramel malt with some hoppy and bready notes.Medium body,soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13797) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle, at Patricks. It’s an unclear brown beer topped by an off-white head. Some cellar and chocolate in the aroma, quite malty, with some hops, but they are a bit anonymous. Well balanced aroma though. The flavor has a nice chocolate touch, malty sugar and a balancing bitterness. Full body. Bitter finish with chocolate. I enjoyed drinking it, but it’s definately not a big beer in any way, and obviously a bit aged. 100213

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel. flavour is dust, hop, coffee, roasted, malt, caramel. OK/ Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Malt, caramel, full body. Quite sweet. Grain and malt ok, but it lacks a little more edge.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a red, slightly hazy body with virtually no head. Nose is mild herbal hops, taste is smooth dark malts with hints of hoppy licorice. Oily palate. Maybe I’m a bit harsh on this. After all, mild ales aren’t exactly my specialty. Moreover, I probably let my expectations be somewhat too lofty, but considering this is a world-spanning brewery collaboration between to highly reputed breweries I do not feel entirely unjustified. Nevertheless, my intuition tells me this is a pleasant, but rather dull creation. Time, along with genre assertiveness, could prove me wrong.


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