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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Kawagoe’s 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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3.1
Leighton (21239) - 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.

3.4
mR_fr0g (12110) - 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.

3.5
AssKicker (496) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016
Couleur brune intense, mousse qui se fait la malle assez rapidos. Très caramel en bouche avec des notes de potiron, mais ça doit être la patate douce en fait. Facile à boire et très agréable.

3.6
CurlyJoe (242) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
Very sweet smell with an earthy undertone. Initially sweet to taste too, like sweet potato, and then quite bitter. Cloudy brown in appearance with very little head.

2.3
Zilb (325) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2016
Bue au Japon avec toute la team. Biere brune a la patate douce, aro;e depices un peu dans le style des bieres de noel, Mousse moyenne a tenue moyenne, On ne sent pas lalcool ni la patate douce, du coup bof

3
kermis (13432) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
Draft at Taproom, Bangkok. Very hazy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of sickly malt, caramel, butterscotch and light fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 9, 2016
Draft at the Taproom, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is sticky toffee caramel, light resin hop. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet malt, woody resin hop, light red berry fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

2.6
joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a very thin beige head, aroma is light with some malt, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

3.2
graham_murphy (681) - - JUL 30, 2016
Great amber - a faint hint of sweet potato in there that works very well with the sweet taste of caramel from the malt and spicy notes from the hops. Quite light and watery - worked very well chilled and accompanying Japanese food. Great find.

2.3
Brandman (2948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
HHOK 19. Mahogany body, khaki head. Aroma has sweet malt, cookie dough, alcohol, dark fruits and fig. Flavour is quite flat and floury. Watery and poor when warms.


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