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


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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Cloudy copper color, with a slight off white head. Smells strongly of sake and yeast. Bready and lightly toasty start with a large sake punch, vanilla and caramel, crisp carbonation on the finish. Very good, but the sake could get overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (348) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2017
Robe ambre et cuivre, trouble La mousse ne tient pas. Armes malt, crales, biscuit, caramel, alcool. Got mielleux, biscuit, levure, fruits confits. On reste sur les fruits confits et lalcool avec des notes de rsineux et dagrumes lis une amertume prsente mais bien quilibre. La texture est lgrement sirupeuse avec une carbonatation trs fine mais pas trs abondante. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2152) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2017
11.2oz bottle: This one pours a hazy darker amber color. There was just a touch of an off white head that leaves no lacing. Interesting nose. Dark fruits, toffee and a hint of the sake. The taste is good, if a touch different. Caramel malts, faint dark fruits, a touch of sake. It has a faint sourness to it. This is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnarktor (86) - FRANCE - JAN 10, 2017
Aroma: Smoked, cooked rice, old liquor (brandy, rum, sake), ripe fruits (stewed orange, plum ?), toast, biscuit, volatile alcohol in the background ; Appearance: clear/sparkling dark red, minimal white head ; Taste: medium sweetness, then mild bitterness, followed by a salty sour feel, and (Im not totally sure of it) a hint of what I think is umami ; Palate: full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, warm, moderately long aftertaste. Overall a great beer, with a rich depth of flavours and a very pleasant complexity. This is however a somewhat sophisticated beer, not fully accessible to the untrained. I would recommend it with Stilton or old Laguiole (or similar cheeses).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexmate (118) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Appearance: dark brown, not much head or carbonation. Nose: has a definite wine nose, plum, caramel and brandy - reminded me a lot of the Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine. Taste has a dominant grape musk taste similar to brandy, as well as toffee\caramel, raisins and plum port. A complex beer, which wont be for everyone, but one of the more exciting beers I have tried to date. Price Paid: 2 on clearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeorgePratt (63) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Pours a dark amber with small white head. Complex aroma of caramel, banana, apricot, coriander. Smooth silky taste of burnt oats, dark chocolate, raisin, wood, bread with a smooth slightly metallic finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (642) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque bronze with light tan head. Funky nose of raisins, sweet cherries, and earthy, sour fruit notes. Raisins and toffee upfront followed by sweet plums with subtle chocolate notes in the long finish. Fine carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2892) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2016
A copper color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, apricot, citrus, and spices. Some burnt wood in there too. The flavor is full of spices. I taste citrus, ginger, caramel, and apricots. A bit of alcohol is present in this one. Aftertaste is sweet and a bit smokey. Overall a nice but unusual beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1868) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours a dark golden with a huge tan head. Sweet malty nose. Rich, malty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (720) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2016
Pas trop mal. Supporte trs mal loxydation. Nez trs caramel, rglisse, cannelle, lgrement fum. Bouche assez sirupeuse mais vite rance, lger caramel, un peu plus de fum. Moins de subtilit et de corps. Dommage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotaldinho (177) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 5, 2016
Cloudy orange amber color.Thick mouth feel, Medium-high carbonation Malty, complex taste.

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