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

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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 37   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.

Hop: Chinook,Simcoe,Styrian Golding
Malt: Pale,Munich,Crystal,Chocolate
Original Gravity: 1.08
SRM: 17

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3.4
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Nutmeg coppor color. Thick off white head that looks like meringue. Citrus and sour nose that was totally unexpected. Peaty, roasty, and bitter taste with tannins. I don’t detect sake but recognize the complexity.

3
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Brown copper in color with hints of orange. Not much on the nose. Very muted. Sake profile takes some time to come out. Drink this guy a touch warmer than most brews. This beer almost needs decanting like a wine. Easy to drink though, but not worth the high price tag.

3.8
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours mostly clear brown with a nice lasting beige head. Smell is sweet malts, slightly tart, funky wood, a little fruity and boozy. Those are all pretty much there in the taste, but it’s richer and a little more malt-forward with some banana and char. Charred bitterness sneaks in in the finish and lingers longer than I’d expected.

3.9
Lubiere (14196) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
A gorgeous reddish dark amber with a light moka head. A rather strange interesting aroma of dark fruits,s our notes, wooden, licorice and cherries, funky and complex. In mouth a smooth rich malt with Brett notes, corky nature, lambic, warming alcohol, overall, a nice experience. Bottle shared with Probstk, July 29 2009.

3.5
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours a light tan head with a hazy amber body. Smells of toffee and malt. Flavor is malt, vanilla, and toffee. Good body.

3.8
BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Smooth and tasty with plenty of flavor. More like a brown but somewhat floral. Sampled on draft.

3.5
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle. A brownish color with a tan head. A light tangy flavor with noticeable sake cask and wood flavors, orange citrus, spices, and yeasty. The aroma has wine like qualities. A decent combination and grew on me.

3.8
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Pours a murky amber with a beige head. Aroma is sour fruit and wood. Flavor is tart fruit, hints of sake, cedar, and an herbal spiciness. Different and enjoyable.

3.5
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Draft at Mr. Dunderbaks. Poured a hazy amber color with a dense tan head. Nose is very yeasty and belgian like with notes of caramel and wood. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet malty flavor, with caramel, spice, and apple notes. This one starts pretty sweet with some tangy notes following all leading to a mildly bitter finish.

3.4
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with beige head. Aroma of sake, wood, sour fruit candy. Pretty carbonated. Sour/woody finish. Interesting, unique sake beer.


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