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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 13, 2013
Sweet potato beer, hence the name. Coedo states this is an aged lager, but it drinks more like an American ale. Little carbonation or aroma. Not an unpleasant taste, similar to the only other sweet potato beer Ive had, but nothing I can get excited about here.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2017
This was okay. Didnt really notice the sweet potato in any meaningful way. Like a mix of a brown and an amber.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared to Danny. It pours clear deep red - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet, rich, sticky, sweet potato casserole, toffee, honeycomb and dried fruits. The taste is dry, bitter, rivita, varnish, dried fruits, brown sugar, sweet potato, toffee, alcohol hit, chewy and sticky action with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A touch sweet perhaps. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19830) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one.. A clear reddy amber coloured pour with a a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is brown sugars, brown bread, little spicy wood. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, brown malts, little veg, . Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, little grain tannin. Jammy fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AssKicker (331) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016
Couleur brune intense, mousse qui se fait la malle assez rapidos. Trs caramel en bouche avec des notes de potiron, mais a doit tre la patate douce en fait. Facile boire et trs agrable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CurlyJoe (126) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
Very sweet smell with an earthy undertone. Initially sweet to taste too, like sweet potato, and then quite bitter. Cloudy brown in appearance with very little head.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zilb (233) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2016
Bue au Japon avec toute la team. Biere brune a la patate douce, aro;e depices un peu dans le style des bieres de noel, Mousse moyenne a tenue moyenne, On ne sent pas lalcool ni la patate douce, du coup bof

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12176) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
Draft at Taproom, Bangkok. Very hazy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of sickly malt, caramel, butterscotch and light fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 9, 2016
Draft at the Taproom, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is sticky toffee caramel, light resin hop. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet malt, woody resin hop, light red berry fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2756) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a very thin beige head, aroma is light with some malt, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.


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