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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3257) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2016
0,33 l bottle caramel, bread, cereal, red, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2016
(Bottle) Pours clear mahogany brown with no head. Pleasant aroma - candy / caramel with hints of bread, raisins. Medium body with reasonable carbonation. Taste is sweet but not unbalanced; theres some tart notes in the foretaste and a hint of bitterness in the finish. The sweetness is caramel toffee. Theres some interesting peppery spicy boozy otes in the mid palate. Pleasant and unusual, wouldnt know it was sweet potato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (517) - - MAR 9, 2016
I like the idea. Bit boozy and bity taste a bit sweet but not sure if it is from sweet potato. Overall not that exciting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (6074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Can't tell what color. 12o bottle pour somewhere weird in Chicago. White head. Rotten and sour aroma and taste. Gross mostly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (7233) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
333ml bottle. Poured mahogany color with a thick white head. Sweet malty, cereals, toast. Had this quite warm, but dont get that much aroma of it. Flavor has sweetness, caramel malt, biscuity notes and toast. Long sweet finish. Hides 7% well but quite dull. Quite bulky at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (5019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 Bottle from Evil Eye, York. Ruby red coloured with no head. It has a sweet red fruity and toffee flavour with malty notes and more sweet herbal fruit on the finish. Not bad but too high an ABV for the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (6249) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Rated la 12.12.2015.

dark amber reddish clear. Sweet dark fruity, potato if youre really looking for it, some red dark berries, dark sweet bread, dry cake. Med bodied, quite smooth nice texture. Good bitters, sweetness. Pretty nice really, if youre in the right mood, if the flavour suits.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber brown with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of toffee, light spice. Taste is herbal, Cola, burnt toffee. Sweet, thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (1382) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2015
clear amber liquid with yellowish thick head. Aroma of potatoe and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, spicy, med sweet, med bitter, light sour. Palate: med body, thin feel, low carb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
17th November 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light and mildly dry and has a fine minerally crispness. Malts are mildly tangy and have a thin creamy sweetness. There is a sweet spud vibe in the mid. More of the white sweet spud than the orange variety. Mild floralness and a whisper of marmalade. Light semi dry finish. Hangs together well enough and its quite interesting.

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