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


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westkyoto77 (616) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
Can. Nice hoppy nose, some caramel and fruit. Not a bad palate, but obviously much better from the tap, although I’d heard the brewery put some effort into canning the beer as carefully as possible. Solid medium body, average carbonation, pleasant finish. Still a goer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (9826) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Can RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours golden with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, lots of caramel, light fruity hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, some old faded hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad, but way past is prime. 270213

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Can. Medium head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, molasses, hops, bubble gum and malt. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17016) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Can @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, lots of caramel and moderate hoppy - old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Too old. 270213

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (14813) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Can, 5.5%. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, stale hop and caramel . Flavout is malt, caramel, toasted, little sweet, medium sweet, little bitter and stale hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Very hazy ruby and peach tinted copper coloured body with a nice, creamy one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pale malt, nice light hops, some bubble gum notes and a hint of yeast. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and caramel flavoured malt with some lighter but noticeable citrus and grapefruity hops and a pungent sweet and full-bodied finish. Aftertaste is relatively mild with only a bit of the malt and hops coming out, but not bitter or assertive in any way at all. Overall, a nice and relatively surprising beer - nice and flavourful without being too complex and long-lasting. Good to sample, albeit the high price. I sampled this 350 mL can (Hawaii/Japanese style, obviously) purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 09-June-2012 for US$4.00 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Can@Home. Light maltsweet, bit fruity, lightly hopped, very easy going and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (817) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Thanks again to Chris for this one. Pours a bright, slightly hazy golden with a short lived white head. Fruity aroma has pineapple, orange, pear, and melon. The taste contains much of the impressions given by the aroma. However, there is a bitter grainy taste that is quite potent in here as well. It begins fruity, and than gradually is replaced with the graininess that extends into the aftertaste. More light in body with a slick texture. Kind of refreshing actually. Pretty good. Much better than your standard Japanese beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Nice and lemony APA from Japan. Clear and orange. A bit of a mineral note in the nose and citric hops abound. Dry, crisp and very drinkable. Real nice take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3418) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
Can, 9C. Orangeish amber with a white head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of apricots, orange blossoms and kumquats.Medium bodied. Sweetish with a touch of caramel under apricot and some tropical fruit. Citrus flavours less prominent than suggested by the aroma. Balancing bitterness builds a little. Pleasant quaffer as promised.

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