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

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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This is one complex beer! I can’t quite figure it out, but smelling it, it almost reminds you of a pumpkin/autumn beer. Very herbal and malty-sweet smelling with a cloudy red/brown color. Flavors of fermented rice, chocolate, intense hopping, nutmeg, cinnamon, light brown sugar, and black pepper. This beer just has a strange funk, most likely from the sake barrels, but it definitely makes me want to try more. Definitely not the best strong ale ever, but this funk is not a Belgian funk, but a good funk none-the-less.


3.6
VDuquerroux (1723) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. 8%. Shared by my dad. Thank you :) @Naintré & Home. A sparkling dark brown amber beer with a medium off-white foamy head ; medium retention. Biscuit, caramel (+), dried fruits (raisin), floral note. Medium round sweet warming, light spicy, bitter note. Medium body, light to medium oily texture, average carbonation, sweet caramel strong lasting finish. Overall, good !

3.2
sinfull (1678) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Brown color. Thin off-white head. Aroma of malt , dark fruits, apples. Malty, sweet taste with fruity notes. Would have been great if not for Strange chemical bitterness at the end. ( spoiled bottle? , expired?) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
ruigo (3073) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
33cl bottle. Hazy copper with a small tan head. Caramel, dark fruits, candy sugar and yeast. Sweet and nice.

3.7
fellebag (1510) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Small gelly white layer. Heavy body, dark orange brown cloudy color. Quite fizzy. Aroma is meat, fruit, raisins, smoked grain, cookies, cinnamon. Sweet meaty taste. A stand alone desert.

2.7
jbuzz (832) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Very heavy feel. Almost leaving a so sauce like after taste. With a Sharp malt nose.

3.8
kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
La bière a comme référence la Rochefort. On goûte, le malt, la levure, caramel. Très bonne.

3.5
Scipio (1115) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours a dark amber or copper in color with a thin off white head. The aroma is enticing, although it isn’t very strong. It gives a sweeter impression, with caramel, raisin, yeast, and earthy malts. The advertised sake is faint. The taste is sweet and much more bitter than I was expecting. The flavors are balanced. Its still earthy, has floral hops, caramel, brown sugar, yeast, and spices. The sake is still detectable, but really comes through in the form of a heavy aftertaste. Light to medium in body, a very slick texture, and average carbonation. This is pretty good, though I’d move to something else after just one.

3.7
YantarCoast (1406) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 5, 2017
330ml bottle from Pinta's in Moscow. Pours dark brown with a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma is dried fruits, caramel, liquorice, sake. Taste is caramel, spices, quite heavy sweetness, notes of alcohol.

3.2
colui72 (1058) - HONG KONG - JUN 3, 2017
Pours copper, fizzy with a large cream head and little lacing. Aroma is floral, berries, sweet malts. Taste is very malty and boozy, with some fruits and berries, candi sugar, dry bitter. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish, Tried it again after 2 years, same feeling of something missing.

3
MeadWhisperer31 (27) - - MAY 4, 2017
Il y a comme un côté liquoreux, orangé qui confère à cette bière de type belge, un côté fort sympathique !


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