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Shimane (Beer Hearn) Orochi Rice Barley Wine

Shimane (Beer Hearn) Orochi Rice Barley Wine
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Formerly brewed at Shimane Beer Co.
Style: Specialty Grain
Matsue-shi, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This is for any versions made up to 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Aroma: apple, yeast Palate: Flavor: sweet apple, yeast, iron followed by a drier, less-sweet apple on the mid-palate, finishes with a minerally (iron) and semi-dry apple flavor. Comment: Unusual. But just OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5085) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
golden color. Hoppy nose with some candy sugar. Estery,, very much looking at Belgium, oranges and bread. Full bodied. Moderately sweet. Low hop. This is very focused on the yeast, which makes sense since it was a sake yeast. Nice and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle from Tanakaya in Tokyo. Pours a gusher, hazy amber, but quickly calms down to a smooth surface, lots of active bubbles inside. Aroma begins semi-sweet, light oranges, pears, opening into big rice notes, soft cedar-like spiciness. Taste is thick, spritzy caramel orange, pungent rice finish, sake-like, a little boozy. I thought this was great, really captures the rice character, reminiscent of sake, yet is solidly a beer, and a pretty good one at that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2011
Draught at Craft Heads. Cloudy golden colour with small white head. Aroma lots of sweetness, lots of grain, bit boozy, rice maybe. Lively in mouth, very nice texture. Taste is caramel malt, boozy, sweet. Lovely. Very lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2011
Draught at Wachi. Orange-brown, cloudy, with a huge, airy head. Aroma of honey, orange, rice, weizen-like spice, peach. Sweet and fruity, esters, with flavor of spice, rice and peach, and alcohol. Thick and rich. Interesting, but too sweet.

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