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Shiroyama Pale Ale Biwa-cha

Shiroyama Pale Ale Biwa-cha
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Brewed by Shiroyama Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Kagoshima City, Japan


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A pale ale infused with a tea made with Loquat leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5080) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Small glass on draft at Dig Beer Bar in Osaka. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tea, orange citrus, floral. Tastes of floral, light tea, herbs, light bitter hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2014
Shiroyama Biwacha Pale Ale / pale Ale biwa tea blend 5.5% it pours a crystal clear copper gold with a lovely biwa and citrusy hop aroma. The taste is more of a bitter earthy green hop bite with just hints of biwa fruits in the finish and possibly a dash of tea notes as well. Medium bodied with a sandy mouthfeel. Overall it is ok but after the light fruity nose I am a bit let down by the pretty standard pale ale flavor. As it warms up it gives a bit more biwa tea flavor, it’s alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15519) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Tap at Dig Beer Bar, Osaka. Amber color, tiny off-white head, lace. Aroma is light but I get malts, caramel and berries. Light-bodied. Malty and dry, some earthy hops. Dry spiceyness, is it tea? Also some unclean notes. Below par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Draught at Craft Heads. Clear golden - white head. Grassy. Green. Citrus. Nice light malty. Clean. Grainy. Toasted. Light bittrness. Spicy notes. Very nice pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho. Light golden colour, big creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite punchy. Big citrus, mainly lemon, but not much else. Good though. Taste is good. Nice citrus finish, something a bit sour there too. Bit of a spike there too. Something herbal and a touch of cream. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at Ant n Bee, August 2013. Clear golden with a small white head. This was drinkable but a bit strange. Notes of medicine and citrus, also some light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - AUG 15, 2013
Fresh plum nose. Tea flavor, grape, a bit hoppy, clean finish. Very smooth and well balanced local ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
Draught at 2012 GJBF Osaka. Golden color. Nice citrus hop aroma, light malt, a bit herbal. Interesting flavor mixing biwa leaves and hops, works well. Clean, herbal. Decent.

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