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Brewed by Hokusetsu Shuzo Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Sado-shi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled exclusively for Nobu Restaurant.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Clear, light brown, good carbonation. Aroma has some toasted bread to it but the flavor is whats interesting - its dark spices wrapped in with a bit of citrus twang. The finish fades with malt and more spices. I think this is probably the best Japanese beer Ive ever had. It may rank low in its category, but its worth seeking out and giving a try.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
11-18-07 bottle. Skunky musty metallic smell with a taste that is just about the same. Clear yellow urine colored. I would rather drink a Bud Light - sue me!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is pretty faint, but absent of skunk with some sourdough bread, corn kernals, and breadcrust. Tastes pretty flavorful with a good toast flavor and earthy grassy pilsner malt. Finishes grassy and subtly bitter with a drying effect that’s pretty welcome after the bread flavors. Medium-light bodied and certainly packing more flavor than any industro-lager out there. Pretty good but overpriced as hell!


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