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Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison One Batch #500

Formerly brewed at Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Saison
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.75l at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Thank you Alberto for this bottle.Pour it little bit hazy yellow color with small white head.On the nose yeast,very close to Belgium feel.Taste and aroma are floral,spices,lemon peel,leaves,yeast,little bit vanilla.Perfect balanced very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Craft Heads during the Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover event. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, lemon peel. Tastes of citrus, lemon peel, funk, floral. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2014
Dark golden color. Tons of apples, pears and bread in the nose. Big bready, estery mouth with tons of pears, apricots and apples. Very yeasty. Smooth, slightly boozy. Not really a saison, but an excellent Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2747) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
75 cl bottle from an IP trade with TimE, thanks! Shared with Borresteijn. Bottle (crown cap!) opens with a pop, like a cork. Hazy golden blonde color. Big white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s: very saisony (Dupont), fruit, citrus, caramel, a little earthy bitterness, some malty sweetness. Flavor is moderate sweet with a little fruity sourness. Pretty strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Light bitter finish, slightly fruity. They MUST have used Dupont yeast for this. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
75cl Bottle generously shared by PotjeBier, thanks Potje. Label appears to be the same as for the standard version, #500 written on the back label. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of earth, soil, hay, light spicy, dry, citrus. Classic. Flavour is dry, light honey, soft sweet malts, hay, soil, hint of spice, lemons, firm dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG, the Grand Tasting. Pours a pale, hazy gold with a medium off-white head. Notes of grass, spices, dust, cobwebs, veggies, pepper, straw, rice, and pale and bready malts. Medium-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation. Pretty interesting saison, though I wasn’t wild about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of Ferris. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Funky, rice, wheat, barn flavors. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the jtclockwork for sharing! Very last bit of the bottle, here. Totally hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Lemony citrusy yeasty aroma. Nice light sake-like rice notes. Medium body. Very smooth, creamy and slick. 9%? Whoa, no hint of that at all here. Relatively light bodied. Moderate sweet taste, light savory. Impressive, yeasty saison, judging from my sample. Good stuff! An imperial saison this smooth, reminds me kind of like Avec le Bon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy hops, black pepper, ginger, pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate spices, medium fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Pear, apple, rice, white grape aroma. Slightly tart. Lemon and apple. Soft mouth feel. Pretty cool.

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