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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8934) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask @ West Riding Rooms, Dewsbury. Slightly hazed reddish-brown, but more red with a thick frothy head. With its carbonation it feels a little lager like, although its slightly more ale in its texture. Its chocolate is mostly evident in its aroma, although its there in small quantities in its taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
En glad överraskning med en sådan god öl ifrån Japan. Snygg och fräck flaska med ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, dry bitter taste, some sweet toffee and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at Taps beer bar, KL. It pours deep red with a small off-white head. The nose is toasty, earth, caramel, dried fruits, light spice, wood and resin. The taste is crisp, malt-driven, dark fruits, toasty, caramel, cherry cola, decent bitterness, resin, light pepper with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Bitterness carries the malt through, but it is still a bitter sticky on the mouth-feel. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en un Seijo Ichii de Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, malta, ligeramente amargo. Muy buena cerveza.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Love this beer. A better tasting Sapporo for lack of a better diacritics. Nice bitter and hoppy finish. Had at sunda ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10130) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Amber copper with a medium foam. Aromas are burnt toffee with earthy, woody notes and red berries. Bubblegum with floral aspects and brown sugar. Flavours are sweet, chewy toffee with a solid piney bitterness. Pithy and spicy with red berries. Some plastic and black tea. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle at home. Another success from Hitachino - complex flavours but deceptively drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (661) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
From a bottle in Tokyo, pours dark amber chestnut color with a slight white head. Aroma of fruit and toffee. Taste is fruit, toffee, very slightly bitter, and slightly bitter on the finish, too. Almost no lacing. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and nice carbonation. A very nice beer and a pleasure to drink. Worth seeking out again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (7069) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: The Flying Elk, Stockholm.
Appearance: Light brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet sugar, caramel, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, caramel, somewhat bitter.


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