Shonan Beer Alt
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Brewed by Kumazawa Brewing (Shonan Beer)
Style: Altbier
Chigasaki, Japan


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUL 3, 2015
Draught at Mokichi. Classic caramel and dried fruit profile, roasted malt. a bit nutty, mild sweet finish. Pretty straight-forward but OK I guess for the style compared to so many mediocre Alt’s currently on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
Keyaki. Copper coloured, small golden head. Aroma is bit stinky, quite sweet, caramel but skunky too. Quite interesting but maybe not intentional. Taste is decent, light caramel, quite woody, bit of creaminess. Cherry maybe too. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Draught at Mokichi Craft Beer. Clear dark amber - white head. Roasted. Nutty. Amber malts. Light fruity. Sweetness. Light caramel. Nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
A think a recipe change is in order here. I know this is their flag ship beer, but they are doing really good things these days, but this was just - there..Soft caramel nose. Grainy. Thin, some caramel and a touch of toffee with a pretty weak bitterness in the finish. Not really too Alt like, unless you talk are talking Japanese Alt :P.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Very malty aroma, somewhat sourish, with yeast. Copper-orange, cloudy, very little head. Light sweetness, bready, a bit too much yeast on the the tongue in mid palate. Thin, and leaves a hint of malt residue (maybe just a memory of long-gone malt). Moderately pleasant, but there’s not a lot of interest in this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught in the Mokichi Trattoria at the Shonan Brewery. Lovely hazy red brown colour, medium fluffy, foamy white head. Nose is sherberty fruity. Taste is a nice belnd of fruity red hop with toasty malt character. Red fruit tang blends nicely with a malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. Solid amber color with orange tints, and a middling to low, thick and tight head. Pretty and appetizing. Slightly sweet, malt-rich aroma with dark fruits, molasses, raisins, and a touch of chocolate. Malty, slightly chocolatly and fruity flavor, but not overly rich. Rather dry finish. Good balance. A very sessionable amber ale with rich malt flavors and fruits. Lightly hopped but finishes dry. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
Slightly hazy reddish-brown colour. Slightly toasty aroma with woody notes and light caramel. Rich caramel and toasty palate. Clean and balanced, but gets lighter towards the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
I found this bottle sitting at the back of my fridge from way back in September. Thanks to daijokey for leaving it there. Deep ruby amber beer, white head. Aroma is quite herbal and slightly nutty . A bit of oxidation, but shows a fairly assertive nutty malt character. Flavour is pretty solid, rich caramel with a nutty sweetness. Soft fruity ester and a light herbal bitterness. A bit of chewy sweetness. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2416) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Pours a deep, rich red color with a large, fuffy off white head. Aroma is citrus and malt. Body is a bit thin. Flavor is pretty nice. Roasted malts, lemon, a touch of hops round it out. Finish is a little short. Not a bad beer.

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