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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: 29   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1735) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1638) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Cask at Bakushu Club Popeye. Pours a deep amber no head. Mild malts, earthy hop tones, cask in flavors and aromas. Really good hoped amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap 01.22.09 at Popeye’s, Tokyo. Clear amber orange, off white head. Aroma is caramel and hops. Flavor is citrus hops, grass, caramel. Bitter and crisp, more like a pale ale than an amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (920) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (501) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Baden baden restaurant nagaoka . light reddish brown with beige head . aroma is nice and fruity with hops showing as well , grassy .Taste is fairly complex mix of malts , berries , grass and hop bitterness . robust carbonation. quite a nice beer - better than I was expecting

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
A flavourfull and balanced brew that would make a nice complement to any tasting session.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (236) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 23, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Nice reddish-brown. Hoppy and pine aroma and flavour. A little thin, but very drinkable.


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