Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Full bodied beer with sweet wheat flavor and beautiful dense foam top. It has a pleasant bitterness and unique spicy aroma with Orange Peel, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans. Complex yet soothing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - has some alcohol and spice - more muted than I would have suspected. Appearance - body is honey amber colored. The head starts at 1 1/2 and slightly off-white, the head fades to a small bit of foam. Taste - moderately sweet, with a little Christmas associated spice - allspice, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon. There is a bit of a Grand Marnier orange and some bits of honeyed malt. Palate - body is medium, texture somewhat oil and slick, carbonation is average almost soft. The finish has a spicy bit of bitterness and a twinge of alcohol.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombutlin (310) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
Im glad I tried it, in the company of 12 other beer nuts. Aroma of vegemite, taste of vegemite, with a hint of cheese and bread and a dash of soy sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Spicy with hints of coriander, ginger and some citrus. Refreshing. Medium body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (170) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de média persistência. Aroma floral e cítrico. No paladar semente de coentro, casca de laranja e condimentos. Bem equilibrada. Retrogosto de amargor leve e alcoólico. Excelente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (903) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and spice flavors on the finish, not getting the vanilla anywhere. Overall, this is an ok beer, not much going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2015
Colorao acobreada,espuma formou um creme fino de baixa manuteno,no aroma,malte tostado,caramelo,condimentos(canela apareceu bem) e lcool;no sabor lcool aparece de cara mas no agressivo,seguido pelo malte,doce em compota,casca de laranja e um caloroso picante,baixa carbonatao,encorpada,retrogosto adocicado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Magnum, 2009 vintage, 07/3/2015. Pours light mahogany color, dark amber highlights, big off-white head fades to a layer of fizz on the surface, Aroma is musty caramel, fruity orange, floral notes, earthy nutmeg, cocoa powder, with touch of sweet vanilla. Taste is dark wheat bread, spiced, medium sweet malts, nutmeg again prominent, giving bitterness, cinnamon adding some heat, vanilla accents. Medium full body, high carbonation. Decent, tasty spiced ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (1070) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. (Commemorative Ale, 8% ABV) Pours a hazy orange with an average, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet, spicy aroma of nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, yeast, orange and malt. Sweet, creamy orange flavour with subtle, spicy notes of coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, yeast, alcohol and a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Quite unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1316) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen as Commemorative Ale labelled as 8.0%. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma of spice nutmeg clove and orange peel. Full bodied mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Not always a fan of these type of spiced beers but this is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Malt dominates the aroma with hints of vanilla. Appearance is a cloudy Amber with a small off white head. Flavor is oxidized and muddled. Malt flavor dominates and the spices are mostly hidden. Notes of toast and caramel are present with a hint of coriander. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's oxidized which dramatically affected the flavor of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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