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

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RATINGS: 120   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.

Hop: Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black
Original Gravity: 1.064
SRM: 30

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3.9
brianza_ale (218) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2015
33cl bottle straight from Tokyo. Pours a consistent medium head, white to beige; deep amber to dark ruby colour, quite clear and very nice looking. Smells huge malty, caramel, honey, maple, like autumn. Tastes sweet toasted malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, light chocolate/cocoa; medium level sweetness, nicely balanced by a low to medium bitterness. Medium bodied, very slick and lightly sticky, just low enough carbonation. Tried other amber ales during my stay in Japan, and was never disappointed, the style seems to be popular and always coming from superb malts. This isn’t exception, very nice brew

3.1
Manslow (1974) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Butelka. Kolor jasno bursztynowy z pianą dośc szybko opadającą. Aromat palony słód i karmel. Smak czekoladowy lekko kremowy.Dobre piwo , nagazowanie dobre, pijalne.

3.6
swampwater (79) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Aroma: Sour cherries, and a big hop aroma.
Appearance: Deep copper, with a lingering caramel head.
Taste: Hops, malts, slight coffee flavour., and a nutty element.
Palate: Very bitter throughout. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: This beer is your typical amber ale. I really enjoyed the hoppiness, but it was nothing special.

3
grubypawel (358) - - MAR 7, 2015
Pours clear dark amber with some beige head. A caramel aroma witth hints of red fuit and toffee. Low bitter finish. A bit too sweet.

3.6
rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 25, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark copper color with beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dusty, light butter, hoppy, piney, grassy, light fruity. Taste is sweet and bitter, malty caramel, hoppy piney and fruity. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
willisread (3811) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2015
330ml bottle from Seijo Ishi in Shinjuku station. Poured into a shaker pint. Deep amber and rich brown color with a nice tan head. One of the darkest ambers I have experienced. Nice lacing for an amber. Nice prune, raisin aromas on the nose with vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, toasted malt and caramel undertones. A bit of resin and pine needles come through as well. Nice balanced between malt sweetness with a touch of bitterness from the hops. Very well-balanced amber. Medium body with a nice medium dry finish.

3.8
GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Nice ruby colour, big off-white head. Nice drak fruit aroma with malts and a hint of something like vanilla. Very smooth with a nice hop finish.

3.8
s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Ruby colour thin head. Aroma is pine red fruits caramel taste same good long hoppy bitters some roasted notes. Ok body. Tasty stuff.

3.5
MrTipple (7004) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: heavy caramel and bread malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel and bread malts, soft carbonation, lightly dry finish. Overall: quite a nice Amber Ale, yet nothing to write home about. Bottle at Yardbird, Hong Kong.

3.4
edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle - caramel red with a large bubbly light brown head. Aroma of grass, lemon, mango, pineapple and caramel. Taste of caramel, earth, grass and lemon with a little hay and coffee. Medium body, medium carbonation.


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