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


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RATINGS: 128   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 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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yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
11.25 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and deep amber golden with a small tan head. Aroma is mild vegetable yeasty and roasted malty. Sweet, beadish, roasted and vague metallic malt flavoured. Dry malty and slight dry finish. Lasting breadish to metallic impression.

Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful ruby amber color. Aroma of subtle cinnamon toast. Taste is sweet fruitcake and brown bread.

omhper (25251) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
Bottled at RBJG park session. Hazy nutbrown, small head. Sweet and fruity with a plastic bynote. Medium bodied with syrup and chewy malt as well as plum brandy and sake. Finishes with low bitterness and some lingering alcohol.

madmitch76 (25009) - , 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.

Leighton (21494) - 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.

Beerhunter111 (21493) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kastanien-rotes Bier mit geringem Schaum. Aroma würzig, süß, etwas eigenartig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, fremdartige Gewürze. Mittelmäßgies Bier!

Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Clear amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 270517

Koelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Minimal alkoholisch malziger Antrunk, dabei aber kaum süß. Die Bitterkeit wirkt dumpf und bleibt konstant, monoton, süffig. 10/9/8/9//8

mcberko (18081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017
On tap at CRAFT Sukhumvit, pours a hazy chestnut brown with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out plenty of earthiness from the sweet potatoes, along with soft toffee and bready malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, light sweet potatoes, and earth. Novelty beer - it’s not overly pleasant.

FatPhil (16382) - 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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