Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Amber Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Rich, exquisitely balanced Amber Ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic British hops. All-round food beer, great with spicy foods and hearty winter dishes.
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064

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JaKeAFC (1121) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2017
33 cl bottle a friend brought from Tokyo. Dark red to mahogany color, big offwhite head, lacing, persistent. Aroma is tangy, caramel, toasted malts, some fruity overtones, cola candies and earth, resiny hops. Taste is light tart, mild bitter yet sugary. Structured body, finish is punchy. Solid red ale, delicious.

blackisle (2522) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle 33cl. poured into an English pint glass. Clear deep amber, smaal but thick beige creamy head, good retention, good lacing; aroma rosted malts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, touch of wood; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, roasty, toffee, fruity, raisins; sweetbitter aftertaste, roasted malts, fruity notes, bit of wood; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; well-balanced and tasty amber ale.

djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle at RateBeer Best. Pours a dark amber with small off white head. The aroma is dark fruit and yeast. Medium body, toasted malt, yeast, light finish, decent.

colui72 (978) - HONG KONG - JUN 1, 2017
Dark amber/copper, with a medium white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, caramel, ripe fruits. Taste is quite sweet ale malts, caramel, ripe fruits, some citrus in the background, spices, some yeast funk, booze. Medium bodied, with a medium carbonation, astringent bitter finish. Quite a decent ale.

john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle. BB July 2017; Drank May 2017 - Clear reddish brown in colour. Good foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Malty; toasty malts, grainy, caramel / toffee, nutty, chocolate notes. Good hop bitterness, piney hops. Dark fruits, citrus fruit notes. Spicy; peppery. Bittersweet grainy malty and well hopped. Dry and more bitter into finish. (2017-05)

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-dark amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Some light stringy lace. The aroma had some dark fruits, clean caramel/toffee malts, subtle citrusy hops and some leather. The flavor was malty sweet through the prior mentioned aromas to guide on into the aftertaste in the same way. Finish was somewhat quick and malty. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good amber ale I think I could try again if offered.

PilsnerDoctor32 (241) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2017
Botella 0,33l Color rojizo oscuro, espuma de color beige, fina igualada, no alta pero bastante resistente. Aroma- caramelo, lupulo, cereales.Sabor caramelo, lupulo, frutas secas, equilibrado entre dulzor suave y amargor. Viscoso, medio cuerpo,en la boca queda dulzor suave y amargor prolongado

DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Draught at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Amber. Malt, caramel, piney hops, sweetish, bitter finish.

mrjez (607) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle, a month before expiry. Pours a very dark mahogany amber, finger of full beige foam. Nicely aroma of caramel, plenty of hops, pine, citrus. Nicer flavour, very balanced between malts that give off caramel and some dark fruit, cherry and plum, and the hops. Nicely carbonated up front before quite a creamy back half and solid pine and citrus bitterness lingering. I tend to underestimate the Hitachino core range but they never disappoint.

rodsquad (222) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Looks like Cola swirling with sediment and a thick caramel foam head. Nose of treacle toffees, Cola and bittersweet hops. Caramel malts with a light sparkling palate. Reminiscent of British export ale with a lighter, refreshing palate. Nice stuff.

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