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Formerly brewed at Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Nagano, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Full Name is: Zenryaku. Konomi nante Kiiteinai ze. Sorry (前略 好みなんて聞いていないぜSORRY. Meaning something like: Writing without formalities: I’m not asking what (kind of beer) you like. Sorry.
Made with Kome koji and Sake kasu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
Can from Masuyo’s back in 2013. Belgian yeast-like nose with lots of fruity esters: peach and apple mainly. The koji is there on the palate and there is a funky slightly sour thing going on mid palate. Finish is slightly peppery with more fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (714) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Way past the BBE date, on the bottom it says 140511 . Pours a pitch black body with a thick dark brown head that settles fairly quickly. Nose is very nice with loads of sweet liquorice, chokolate and roasted coffee beans. Taste is sweet with a mild bitterness that seems to come more from roasted malts than hops, a lingering dry bitterness on the finish. Soft, creamy carbonation and full but slick palate. Very nice beer with lovely aromas and mild pleasant taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
Ok I had this way back in the day and am frankly rating from memory. It was a slight step above a typical macro-lager with a bit more body and definitely a more fruity aroma and flavor. It was ok but not terribly distinctive, the recent ones in the series have gotten more adventurous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Can at Daikaya. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is bready, lightly spiced summer fruit. Taste is light spice, subtle fruit, dry finish. Subtle and understated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2014
Very interesting beer - the rice adds a nice zing to this Belgian-inspired beer. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Smells a little like booze with some fermented fruitiness. Sweet and a little bitter with light florals. Can at an Izakaya in DC’s Chinatown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
Can. Aromas of floral hops, citrus. Medium to fizzy carbonation. Had some nice fresh citrus tastes, also an almost licoricey tang. Quite a distinct flavour, but put together quite nicely. Another winner from Yo-ho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
35 cl can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.05, purchased late December 2012.
Clear golden color, small whit head. Sweet, elderflower, citrus, bubblegum scent. Sweet, spicy, citrus, herbal, bubblegum taste. Spritzy to medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Can (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. CLear golden, medium white head. Perfumy and spicy aroma, some oranges and citruc. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
Clear golden blond colour with small off white head. Aroma is belgian yeasty, quite fruity, and quite floral too. Smells quite bitter too. Taste is not so so bitter, indistinct fruity again, quite malty and dry. Herbal element too. Quite a strange taste which is quite nice. Maybe grapefruit and something tropical sweet like mango, but I can’t really put my finger on it. There is a whiff of booze about it, much more than the %, which I guess comes from the sake element. Pretty nice and quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
Great colour! Bright gold with some head that fades quick... Nose is complex- malty, some hoppy fruityness and something slightly harsh- intriguing. Taste is complex. Very nice balance among all elements with long mineral palate- (from the sake?) I like! good value too

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