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

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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15285) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown ale. Very thick. Some sediment, but held up pretty well for having aged several years. Rated 4/15/10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Murkey amber/brown - white head. Sweetness, raisins, fruity, spicy, cocoa, dried fruits, coriander, orange, cinnamon notes, vanilla notes, light bitterness, toffee. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
330mL bottle, pours bright orange with a big white head. Subtle aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander) and yeast. Flavour is a wonderfully balance of the mentioned spices, with rich caramel/toffee flavours and a nice hoppiness in the finish. Very good.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (14527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2012
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de) - as Kiuchi Commemorative Ale 2011, at 8% not 9% (so in fact has nothing in common with this apart from the word ale, and as Im sure the last ale I had from these guys tasted like a lager, I dont think even thats worth much.)
5 Sweet sickly boozy aroma, definitely with a belgian strong ale bent.
2+ Slightly hazy orange, brief fizzy head with no retention.
4 Boozy spicy sweet belgian ale retronasals. Touch of acetone and thinner. This is just Leffe cranked up to 8% and feeling like more. Boozy sweet bready malts. Did I mention booze? Solvents get more gluey later in the retronasals. What toss.
2+ Smooth sweet palate, perhaps a bit slimy. Gentle bite from carbonation, and bitter hops too. No fullness to the hops, just the acrid metallic bite. Finish is just like a cheap macro belgian brewery trying to do a strong belgian ale - you can see the resemblence to what theyre apparently aiming at, but you can drive a tram between the two endpoints. Spiciness is messy and more like industrial chemicals.
9 Well, not exactly horrific, its vaguely drinkable, but if I had been round a table of 10 tickers, there would certainly have been some left over as you can summarise this in basically 2 sips. One to get all the information to write a review, and the second to just verify that it was as unsophisticated and uninspired as you first thought. And no-one would have volunteered to finish the dregs. Im not even sure this is under the right beer, but as I will be avoiding wasting money on more from this brewery, I really coulndt care less if this spot is accidentally filled. Not complex, not soothing, just a sweet alcoholic mess. Wheres the "add my rating" button gone? Wheres my eyesight gone?!?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14478) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. At first clear, later hazy pour, small off-white head thats gone instantly. Orange color. Smell sweet, some spices, nutmeg or cinnamon. Tastes about the same. Low carbo, low body.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14339) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
2004 bottle. Complex aroma of fruit. Citrus, perhaps pear, vanilla and others. Ruby apricot color with a ferocious beige head. Strong fruit flavors, followed by the listed spices. Shockingly good. Finishes relatively dry, with an astringent fruit character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle at Patricks as commemorative ale. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple. Flavour is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple, spices. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy orange with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spice and fruit aroma. Light to medium body with a slick texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium spice finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle 2005 poured a cloudy orange with a large, lasting amber head. Aromas of citrus, spices,and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of orange, spices, and a hint of vanilla with a mildly bitter finish and an odd lingering aftertaste. Im not impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13441) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Pours with a huge orange-tan head, which when reduced leaves a cloudy copper body. Remarkable amount of sediment dislodged at the end of the bottle. Aroma is orange peel, coriander, wheat, and some herbal hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, orange peel, vinous, light vanilla, finishing with some grapefruit and herbal, and light alcohol. Full body with vinous characteristics.


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