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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: 28   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2008
On tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Copper colour with a small head. Citrus hop aroma. Good citrus hops flavours, quite bitter, but harmonious. Good carbonation. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2007
Deep mahogany amber color with grapefruits, citrusy, hoppy nose. Very hoppy for the style, but you won’t hear me complain. The mouth starts incredibly hoppy then glides into sweet maltiness, still definitely hop accented. West Coast all the way. Grapefruit citrusy, mouth definitely cascade. Slightly dry hoppy finish. Note: This beer is known as the Aldgate Amber at the Aldgate pub in Shibuya.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2889) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2010
Draft at Ushi Tora (Tokyo). A clear dark amber. A lot of caramel on the nose. Sweet caramel in the mouth - very smooth palate. Just a tickle of hops which works just right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Wow...sold as a bricks###t house. Lots of malts finding their way to the top, with a pleasant smooth finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottled. Amber almost red ale with a big off-white head and a bit of lace. Flowery hops in the nose. Nicely balanced taste with initial sweetness then toast, citrus, and a bit of caramel. The hop taste lingers nicely. Eminently drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 28, 2007
Draught at Popeyes. Pours reddish orange with a medium tan head. Aroma was sweet malt, citrus hops, and refreshing/tropical fruit. Had a crisp hoppy flavor. Citrus, sweet fruit, and bitter. Very refreshing. Medium body. I greatly enjoyed this beer and I plan on drinking more of it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1943) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
Yen 1150 on tap at Ushi Tora. Full flavoured and plenty of fruits make this a nice deviation from the standard pedestrian style often seen in amber ales. Good layer of fizz too. Really bordering on pale ale in style given the fruit expression. Lovely beer.
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2011 Total Score: 3.7
Fantastic house brew. Excellent effort with wonderful toffee malts, subtle yet meaningful grassy hops and some unexpected lift from some low key fizz. Some very attractive fruit sweetness kicks in late. Yen 900 for a UK pint at the Algate.


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