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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Sweet caramel on the nose with caramelized figs and pitted fruits. Pours very dark red with an off white head. Caramel with figs and dates upfront with slight hints of a toasted malts. Very nice.

adamnowek (3389) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2017
Clear. Dark, reddish brown. White head. Aroma is malt and sweet potato. Taste is a healthy amount of sweet potato, malt, and dark fruits.

gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2017
On tap at Coedo, Hong Kong. Brownish/amber with a white head. Aroma of grain, some hops and malt. The same in the taste. The finish was sweet.

melush (4779) - SPAIN - NOV 1, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Hiper Oriente, Seville, Spain
Hazy amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is malt, potato, grain.
Taste is malt, bread, caramel, potato.
Medium body, average carbonation.

josanguapo (1966) - SPAIN - OCT 24, 2017
From Hiper Oriente. Playing Extreme Forklifting 2. In Teku glass. Flat. Didnt find much potato flavors nor sweetness, just light amberish caramel notes and a lagerish feel. Boring and a bit industrialish

crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2017
333ml embossed bottle. Pours an amber red. Flavor carries some sweet potato, but has autolyzed yeastiness as you finish.

macca147 (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 355ml bottle. Pours a muddish amber with a thin beige head. Aroma: biscuity malt, kumara, earthy notes. Taste: caramel, kumara, mild citrus, mild toffee flavours. Thin body. Moderate sweetness. Mild carbonation. A nice beer. Easy enough to drink, but a bit too thin and weak flavoured for my liking.

NallePalle (715) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle, 33 cl, giappo sushibar, Naples Airport. Overall pleasant, nice appearance; the sweet potato balances well the ABV, does not feel that boozy. Reminds somewhat of an English strong ale.

anstei (2664) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear brown. Aroma is sweet potato, toasted malts. Body is heavy and sweet, sugar and sweet potato. Maltose. Good carbonation, clearly an amber too. Quite good.

mcberko (19173) - 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.

the_beergery (147) - - JUN 21, 2017
Surprisingly tasty! Poured from a 333 ml bottle, it appears dark amber-brown with some froth which does not retain well. Aromas are very much like a Belgian ale, malt, molasses, caramel. Taste is rich, sweet and thick, again very much like a Belgian dubbel, with a medium body and rather creamy mouthfeel. While classified as a happoshu (Japanese low malt beer), the sweet potato imparts its smooth, rich character, making this a unique brew.

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