Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fermented for an extended period, this premium lager features an aromatic sweetness in its amber tones. With the combination of high quality malts, roasted sweet potatoes and beer craftmanship, this beer is unique to the Bushu area, featuring Kawagoes famous produce, Kintoki sweet potatoes. Take the time to full enjoy its flavors and the slightly elevated alcohol content. Called "Beniaka" Meaning Crimson Red, in honor of the colors of the sweet potatoes which helped produce it.
Ingredients: Malt, Hops, Barley and Sweet Potato.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (19101) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Minimal alkoholisch malziger Antrunk, dabei aber kaum s. Die Bitterkeit wirkt dumpf und bleibt konstant, monoton, sffig. 10/9/8/9//8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stupre (170) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Belle surprise que cette bire la patate douce. Une belle rondeur agrmente de notes de vin cuits. On soriente vers du vieux vin trs liquoreux. A dcouvrir !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
I really liked this despite the average low rating. Hints of sweet potato and herbs with an earthy essence. Nice color and medium weight. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at Leightons. As Coedo Beniaka Imperial Sweet Potato Premium Amber Lager - Super Premium Japanese Craft Beer, 7%, brewed by Kyodo Shoji. Very dark orange, slight red hue, translucent, foamy off-white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is airy, sugary, light berry. Body is light, tingly carbonation, frothy. Taste is earthy, boiled sweets, not getting sweet potato really but its quite sweet, some toffee, dry finish. Interesting to try. (3.0)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (946) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours a clear, dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is a bit sweet. Its dominated by floral hops and complimented by raisin and mild caramel and nuts. The taste remains sweet with a slight bitterness. Heavy brown sugar and caramel, light floral and herbal hops, and hints of earthy malts. I do get the sweet potato in here. The aftertaste is rather weak, but it does stick with you, and it consists of brown sugar. This one is light in body, has a thin texture, and is average in carbonation. Decent I suppose, though I wouldnt go out of my way to find this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2017
This was okay. Didnt really notice the sweet potato in any meaningful way. Like a mix of a brown and an amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared to Danny. It pours clear deep red - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, rich, sticky, sweet potato casserole, toffee, honeycomb and dried fruits. The taste is dry, bitter, rivita, varnish, dried fruits, brown sugar, sweet potato, toffee, alcohol hit, chewy and sticky action with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A touch sweet perhaps. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared in London - cheers to Daniel. Pours clear amber with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma has some berries, brown bread, cherry. Light to medium sweet flavour with toasted grains, figs, berries, a little earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with bready sugars, more berries. So so overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10900) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one.. A clear reddy amber coloured pour with a a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is brown sugars, brown bread, little spicy wood. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, brown malts, little veg, . Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, little grain tannin. Jammy fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (363) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016
Couleur brune intense, mousse qui se fait la malle assez rapidos. Trs caramel en bouche avec des notes de potiron, mais a doit tre la patate douce en fait. Facile boire et trs agrable.

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