Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Nagano, Japan


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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YONA YONA means EVERY NIGHT! YONA YONA ALE is exactly the beer you can enjoy Every night! Why don’t you try it in NAGANO?

Note: All different Japanese versions of Yona Yona ale go here, including the Real Ale hand pump version, the so-called "Real Ale" nitro can, keg, and regular can. Under RB rules, these are all the same beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 First rating
Can, thanks to deft! On June 5, 2010
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Herbal aftertaste. Rather nice.

35 cl can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.05, purchased late December 2012.
Hazy deep golden color, yellow head. Sweet, hoppy, fresh scent. Hoppy, bitter, fruity taste. Bitter aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

350 ml can thanks to Ingo! On May 18, 2014. Marked 14.09.
Clear deep golden color, small white head. Sweet, malty, herbal scent. Malty, hoppy, herbal taste. Herbal aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Mineral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2010
Orange colored with big yellow head. Rich hopped aroma with flowers and even some piney lemony note, very good aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is chocolaty-caramelly in start, aftertaste turns to hopped with flowers, some dry grass also lasts. Well, nice start to Tokyo trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can AP: amber/golden, wee white head. AR: malt, hops F: malt, hops, medium + bitterness, caramel, fruitiness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Sweetish IPA - not much bitterness. Slightly dissapointed there was not more to this after the lovely Tokyo Black earlier in the year but decent nontheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
Notes while sampling@Popeye’s, Tokyo, but also sampled @K6, Kyoto, Feb.09. Very small head compared to K6 where the head was beautifully thick and creamy. Discussed with bartender. No added carbonation @ Popeye’s to serve the real ale way. Anyway. it pours clear dark golden. Lovely inviting aroma of caramel and flowers. Sweet taste and some alcohol. good bitterness over the tongue. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrennanF. (5) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009 does not count
My wife brought this back for me from Tokyo. It pours a deep, golden color, similar to Boddingtons. It has a light, fizzy head and smells kind of fruity. First sip…spicey and complex. The fruity flavors are as evident in the taste as they are in the smell. Is it perhaps a little bit yeasty? This beer sort of reminds me of Boulder Beer’s Hazed and Infused. It’s hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. It’s very good. Yona Yona was sweet, fruity, slightly yeasty, and hoppy. Like I said, it’s complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
had on cask at Footnik Pub in Ebisu Tokyo. Poured a heavily cloudy pale amber color. Far too dark for a Pal Ale. Lighting wasnt good, so it may have been the reason. Nose was great, seeing the hop profile it is a little surprising, i got lots of pine and a hint of citrus. Nose was fantastic. Taste is strong on smooth and creamy toffee notes, hints of vanilla, nice finish of bitter pine hops. Really a great beer and holds up well to the hand pump well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2009
(can - 12 oz) Courtesy of KyotoLefty. Slightly cloudy orange color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is mild and citrusy but with a nice hop backbone. Flavor begins with a nice hints of citrus and malts, moving smoothly to a malty and lightly flowery middle. Finishes clean without a lot of overpowering hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Can brought over from Japan thanks to Koji, thanks man! Pours a bright apricot color with a thick white head. The aroma is nice; lots of fresh hops, light caramel and a touch of fruit. The flavor is crisp, clean and tasty; lots of citrus hops, lightly bitter, a lighter aspect of caramel malts and a tangy bitter finish. Quite refreshing and very tasty. This one surprised me a bit- very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Muddy amber with a small white head. Grassy hop aroma. Sweet malty flavour with grassy hops.

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