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

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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong Belgian Brown Ale matured in distilled Sake barrels.the final Maturation takes place in Shochu casks {distilled sake} for 3 months.  Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate  Hops: Chinook, Styrian Golding  Original Gravity: 1.08

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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (985) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Aroma is a heavy malty body, mocca, cookie dough, some fruity hoppy stuff as well, maybe orange. Taste is a heavy mocca bitterness with a sparkling citric sourness and a cake-like sweetness. Mouthfeel is crispy, full body, heavy, a little spicyness in the finish. Some clove and phenolic alcohol notes in the end. Very intresting and unique but not outstanding. According to ratebeer the best Japanese beer I had during my stay in Japan (no 23 at the moment). But for me personally it was only in the best 80%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lauramartinez (27) - Galicia, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2016
Im a beginner, so I dont have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
invinoveritas (148) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a cloudy ochre with virtually no head. Strong initial nose of mixed stone fruits which mellows with time. Thick, heady, sherried brew to taste but a bit too intense and under- not to say un-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (791) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy copper colour with a one finger off-white head. Aroma of malts, sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast, spices. Sweet malty taste, dark fruit, hint of sake. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (255) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur cuivre, belle mousse, odeur trs agrable sur le caramel, les pruneaux, les fruits noirs, on retrouve ces lments sur le got qui assez complexe, finale sur le caramel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redbeer31 (1) - - JUN 11, 2016 does not count
Très bon gout de bière légèrement ambrée Belle couleur mais un peu chère. À recommander

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5954) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
Hazy brown colour. Aroma and flavour are definitely malt heavy with lots of caramel sweetness. Has a very full bodied feel. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4166) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Pianka ladna spora lecz szybko opada. Ladna barwa ciemno pomaranczowa z refleksami jasnej czerwieni. Aromatyczne, glownie aronia. W smaku Deren i truskawki, bardzo owocowe, słodkawe trochę za bardzo jak dla mnie, alkohol na szczęście ukryty. Podobne do Barley Wine. Troche brakowało kontry na te slodowosc, przydalo by się więcej chmielu w smaku i kwaskowosci, no ale i tak dobre piwo. Bardzo mętne.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (304) - FRANCE - MAY 6, 2016
Nez prodigieux : Douceur, fruit, cerises, mres, pruneau, fruits secs, miel, notes boises, alcool, liqueur, trs puissant. En bouche, on retrouve cette belle complexit, un corps bien solide, ample, alcool qui rchauffe.Bref sublime, une grande, grande bire.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Not the biggest nose; basically brown (Bourbon) biscuits, and a touch of plum. A bit more interesting once in the mouth: has the slightly chewy, sweet malt of a Belgian dubbel (a bit of dark choc at the bottom); also has something of the astringent/clean and strong backbone of a Belgian tripel. What is really nice is the kick of sake on the way out a twist that also helps to make this stand out. Very nice.


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