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

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RATINGS: 135   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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3.4
madmitch76 (25817) - , 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 it’s quite interesting.

3.1
Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light maple notes, light floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light mineral notes, lingering bitterness, light mineral notes, OK. On tap at Coedo Hong Kong.

2.9
olliejobbins (1577) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
330ml bottle from citysuper, HK. pours a slightly cloudy dark amber. aroma is sweet malts, dough and earth. medium carbonation. tastes a little sweet. not sure i can taste sweet potato though. malty.

2.9
FatPhil (17160) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn) (5:4:5:3:9=2.6)

Deep red, beige head. Smells of burning copper coins, some sharpness. Taste similar, more treacle. Palate fullish, mostly due to sweetness, carbonation quite high. Finish dry and a little numbing. Covers alcohol quite well. Drinks like 5% more than 7%.

Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (:4:::=)

Deep red, persistent beige head. Sweet caramelly aroma. Even more caramelly taste, some darker savoury aspects, almost a hint of marmite. Medium palate, quite sweet and caramelly, but lightened by decent carbonation. Finish briefly caramelly, but leaves a gentle dry bitterness on the tongue, a brief bite and some tingly resins. Again, the alcohol is covered. Simply overriding the previous score, as the 9 doesn’t seem to follow from the other numbers and words.

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JK (6331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled at ABR 2015. Amber color. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt. flavor is sweet, and I know it is there because i looked for it. Like a sweet amber lager.

3.6
deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled from the bottle at ABR 2015. Pours a hazy amber orange with a yellowish tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and light flora with a bit of sweet potato coming through. Flavor does a great job of combining sweet grains, bread and sweet potato.

2
Marduk (8505) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Dark copper color. Small size, dark beige head, stays. Pine needles, dirty, wax, earthy, metallic, copper and some far behind all that in aroma. Very weird aroma. Earthy, starchy, pine needles, roast and grainy taste. Starchy roast in aftertaste. Tingly hops and medium bitterness. Very weird brew.

3.2
tillmac62 (762) - 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.

3.1
martjoobolut (5229) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, bitter, caramel, alcohol, and malt. Overall: ok, a bit too boozy.

2.9
suurjuust (3807) - 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.


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