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Brewed by Tazawako Beer Brewery Pub
Style: Altbier
Senboku, Japan

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Works Kamikaze, Osaka. Deep red ruby color, good off-white head. Sweet berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, strawberry, maltyness, low bitterness. Quite nice alt from Japan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at the Hanshin Seed Event. A clear light amber brown, caramel and sweet malt aroma. Taste: Bitter, caramel, cracker, bready. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2014
Keyaki. Chewy, caramel sweetness, light hoppiness. Lots of malt. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
33 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Marked 13.10.13.
Clear brown color, medium sized tan head. Malty, fruity, some esters scent. Malty, a bit fruity, mineral taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Well balanced. Some grainy bitterenss. Grainy, fruity aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - JAN 24, 2013
Who nicked the hops? Malty red ale with low hopping. Welcome to the world of Japanese Alts. Straight forward, bready, caramel and very soft finish. Stuck in first gear unfortunately.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6515) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2012
bottle, bought at the brewery. deep amber; aroma of stewed peach, iced chocolate; slightly metallic, hint of apple cider vinegar and caramel sweetness; not bad bu doesn’t compare to the real thing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2010
Deep russet color. Sweet malty Mose of cherries and wood. Fairly hoppy mouth with lots of cherry and apricot notes. Good without being great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Great rocky head and a rich, amber color. Caramel aroma with some bitter hops. Rather rich and one-dimensional. Fruity, caramel flavor with nice dryness, especially at the finish. Slight flavors of cherry and dark fruits; intensely bitter finish. Full-flavored.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2004
A dark caramel color with a small beige head. Smells great! Crystal? malts with traditional German style hops, it smells "chewy"! The bitter bite of the hops jumps out up front, the sweeter malts are there and make a valiant attempt to take center stage, but alas, it is not to be. The day belongs to the hops. Delicious!


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