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Tama no Megumi (Ishikawa) Munchener Dark


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Brewed by Ishikawa Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Dark brown colour, big gold head. Aroma is caramel, quite sweet, nice dark maltiness, bit of chocolate and something sharp. Taste is also initially sharp then settles down. Caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate milk, maybe kahlua. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Dark brown with a small, tan head. Milky, roasted malts aroma. Rich capuccino flavours with hints of chocolate. Good, though on the sweet side.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2009
Served icy cold at the brewery. Tried to wait for it to warm up... Medium brown color. Yeasty aroma, with some caramel. Caramel flavor, with bitter hops, funky yeast. Slightly metallic, which chocolate. Ok malt—but this yeast overpowers it. Not too interesting. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6314) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
Biggish creamy beige head. Amber body. Meaty roasty coffee and caramel aroma. Sweet roasty caramel and coffee taste with grainy notes. Dry grainy aftertaste. A nice dunkel. (0.3l on tap.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3353) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2006
Dark brown color. Sweet chcololate malt nose. Smooth, chocolately mouth, with hints of cherry cheescake and faint apples and oranges. Decent chocolatey malt finish. Nice. All these beers are much nicer on tap than in a bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2005
A medium Brown color with a small beige head. Nose is sweet malts with nutty/woody notes in the background. Slight malty sweetness with a lactic acid tartness to it. Follow is a bit tart, this seems to be the Japanese style for Dunkels. I’ve had several that have this odd acidic tartness to them.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2002
Since the label says ’Munchener Dark’, perhaps this is a munich dunkel - I hear the Japanese are crazy about ’black beers’. This is above-average but tastes a little lacking in malt. This reminds me of Kostritzer Schwarzbier in its thinness. Good; not great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 29, 2002
I called this a brown ale originally rather than a stout or schwarzbier. Similar to other Japanese dark beers like Asahi Black. A little sweet. Overall, a good beer.


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