Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Altbier
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is Kyoto’s first craft malt beverage. Alt is sweet roasted malts’ aroma, mellow and bitter taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from local Yamaya. Malty aroma, yeasty, light plum notes. Dark copper-brown, 1cm beige head. Tangy initial, mid palate sweetens, final is malty with a little bitterness and some yogurt. Thin-medium body. Tasty enough, but the heavy yeast gets in the way.

flying_pig (1621) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2017
350ml Can from Daily Yamazaki, Kyoto (¥324):
Quite an enjoyable beer from Kizakura and definitely the better of the two beers from them that I've tried so far, this one seemed well balanced thanks to the caramel sweetness and subtle bitterness that featured throughout. It was an easy-going beer that came through stronger than a lot of the other Japanese craft beers I've tried recently, the boozy notes at the start of the nose being my only minor complaint with this one.

mile (4032) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Can (as Kyoto Bakushu Brown Ale). Light amber, small and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel and bread, faint - light herbal hoppyness, faint barnyard. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and bread, light herbal hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, light herbal hoppyness. Aroma has notes of barnyard - body is quite thin. Really nothing special.

fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2017

Bottle 330ml. @ [ The Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As Kizakura / Kyoto Bakushu Alt ].
Clear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, sugary, old malt, sour notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170617]

faroeviking (11091) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Botella. Light like amber colour, medium white head. Sweet aroma, malty with caramel, toasty, some fruit to it. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with toasty malt and caramel along with some fruit to it, mild to medium bitterness. Pleasant.

Grumbo (3753) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle at Højbjerg tasting. Pours clear dark amber to brown with a bubbly off-white to beige head. Aroma of malt, bread, toffee, and fruit. Medium plus sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, above average carbonation.

Camons (13016) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Johns. Pours brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little bread, dusty, old fruity hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. 5-3-6-3-11. 170617

chrisv10 (18213) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle, 5%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, little toasted, hop and dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, sweet, notes of berries, oxidised, hop and a little bitter.

HenrikSoegaard (14448) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

saxo (19270) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting.Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, bread, hops and has a light bitter finish.

Rasmus40 (21690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light oxidized. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 170617

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