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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (689) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown red. Below normal head volume with little retention or lacing. The nose is rather nice, sweet potato, molasses, light caramel and maybe other vegetables or fruit. Light body with a texture a bit heavier than water. Below normal carbonation with just a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor is unique, but not bad if you like sweet potatoes. Sweet potato becomes the base with a bit of hop bitterness arriving in the middle. As it progresses, the sweetness takes on a molasses note with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (3546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with beige head. The head doesnt stay. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, bitter, caramel, alcohol, and malt. Overall: ok, a bit too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (3159) - ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Reddish-brown beer, small beige head. Nose is sweet, raisins, bready and malty caramel. Flavor is malt, some bread, caramel, more raisins, slighty vegetal. Finishes with more booze than I expected and sweet potato notes. A bit weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (542) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
L: pours a lovely dark reddish copper, with a quickly dissipating head. S: some mild scents, a little sweet potato, malt, sweetened caramel, a bit like raisin chocolate. T: quite boozy but nice, definite caramel, the sweet potato is coming through more, quite earthy. Lower down the taste of brown sugar really takes over. F: a touch of alcohol burn at the backend, a bit of spritz up front. O: its good, the most complex of Coedos regular line-up. Would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichTheVillan (7224) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Sarkynorthener cheers Martin; light copper pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet potato stew, taste has minerals, veg broth, quite skunky,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4229) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from cellar door, sutton coldfield. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of caramel and light spices. Taste is caramel, brown bread and soft malts. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (5429) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap at Watermans Beer Market 170515. I must say that I didnt detect much sweet potato in the flavour or the aroma. Deep amber colour with plenty of maltiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (747) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 A different ale brewed with sweet potatoes. A different flavour, but booze flavour is too dominating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1218) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 23, 2015
333ml bottle from CitySuper IFC drunk near Beer Bay. Pours dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, bittersweet finish - a little oily.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
skatanarchy (212) - - MAY 19, 2015
코에도 브루어리 - 베니아카 7% ABV 임페리얼 스윗 포테이토 엠버라는 거창한 부제를 붙인 맥주. 베니아카는 진홍색이란 뜻이라고 한다. 짙은 갈색의 맑은 텍스트, 로스팅된 고구마가 향이 살짝도는 엠버라거.

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