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Brewed by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)
Style: Amber Ale
Sasakamimura, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (342) - NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle bought in Japan (online shop). Pours a clear amber. Aroma has biscuit and bread, and a slight roastiness. Taste has loats of roastiness, in the finish hop bitterness coming through. Nice and complex, i really liked this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Tap at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Deep amber color, small white head, lace. Aroma has ryeish caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel-crystal malts, rye, grass. Sweetish amber ale. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (363) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 23, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Nice reddish-brown. Hoppy and pine aroma and flavour. A little thin, but very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (586) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
A flavourfull and balanced brew that would make a nice complement to any tasting session.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Cask to pint glass, Popeye A little funk, sweet grains and caramel. Crystal clear amber, but no head. Caramel and grains. Simple, but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Cask - Caramel and grains. Clear copper with no head. Caramel and grains with a slight hop bitterness. A decent amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
Backlog. On tap @ Popeye, June 2008. Clear amber color. Aroma’s of fruit, oily hops. Flavor is moderate hopbitter. Medium bodied. Nice hopbitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
Draught at Beer Belly, Osaka. Reddish-brown. Mid-palate and aftertaste a bit thin and short. But overall, good balance and aroma. Hoppy for an amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Bottle from the brewery via Rakuten. It poured a nice rich red color with a light head. It was a little hoppy amber ale. Very tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2012
Keg at pub Edo. Clear amber brown color with small beige head. Aroma is malty, bit of fruit, spicy kick. Taste, malty sweetness, lots of spice, maybe ginger, and spikiness. Finish is fading spice and a touch of bitterness. Not bad.


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