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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Nagano, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12348) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4168) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7934) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5487) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lliams (196) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
350ml can from Archive Beer Boutique. Looks pretty strong in the glass with a bright orange colour and a fluffy head that quickly recedes to leave some lacing on the glass. There is some sweetness in the aroma with maybe a touch of honey? The flavour is almost a cross between a golden ale and a pale lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2078) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Can bought at Tanakaya Liquor store in Tokyo, Japan. A golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, fruity, medicinal aroma. Tastes fruity, perfume like, slightly Belgian influenced, some bitterness. Quite a unique Japanese beer that I rather enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Can. Nice nose—Belgian-esque yeast, citrus hop, grass. Spcy, bready. Deep gold color with lace. Very fruity flavor, yeast and a bit perfumey. Dry, bitter finish. Rather strange, perfume-like sweet fruity aspect. Weird, though interesting. And better than expected.


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