Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Atsugi-shi, Japan


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
「天下第一の桜」と称され「さくら名所100選」にも選ばれている伊那市高遠町の桜の花びらと葉で風味付けをしたビールです(使用しているのは桜茶などにも使われる食用のものです)。 ベースは小麦を使ったウィートエールで、苦味は控えめにしてあります。香料などを一切使用せず、ふんわり桜餅風味を表現しました。 アルコール:5.0% / IBU:17 ※使用ホップ:ナゲット、ネルソンソーヴィン

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faroeviking (10988) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 8, 2017
Botelle. Unclear glden, small white head. Sweet flowery fruitish mild aroma. Flavour is mild with some cherry flowery fruit to it, sweet, yeast, grains and a fair bitterness (short lasting).

willisread (3395) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Huge sakura mochi and cinnamon nose with some sticky, bready malts and floral notes. Taste is sweet and strong sakura mochi essence but the beery, malty flavors are there. This is not alcopop, but on the other hand it’s not very good. Although halfway through I paired it with some macha ice cream and it was a nice combination. Why Sankt Gallen? Why?

sulawang (1168) - - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: mild barnyard, barley malt. Visual: clear light golden yellow, small head, okay layer of retention, clustered super fast activity. Taste: pilsner barley malt, yeasty, cinnamon, cherry blossom in the background, not too prominent. Palate: overall not much depth, very crisp, tingly-fizzy, med-sharp bitter hops that lingers. Overall: just average, nothing special or memorable. I wish there was more sakura punch.

Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a mostly clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, floral, cherry blossoms and some earthiness. Taste is medium sweet leading to a floral finish. Definitely something different.

jinroh (1691) - ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2014
330 bottle. Pours relatively clear golden and has a nice foam top, staying longer than usual. Aroma is somewhat wheaty and soft - has also some fruitiness, bubble gum. Taste has really some sakura in it, or so it feels, actually nicer than I thought. Finish is quite bitter, just as if I had eaten some cherry blossoms. This beer is not bad, goes well with the experimental spirit that Sankt Gallen usually displays.

Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 5, 2014
Draught at Wachi. Sakura all over the nose on this, floral hops as well. Not nearly as sweet as I feared, actually quite well balanced. Crisp and refreshing.

biirusaikou (2705) - - MAR 22, 2014
Captivating nose of cherry blossoms, then growing flavors of young cherries nicely balanced with fruity malt and floral hops, no useless sweetness, clean finish. Lovely brew, elegant and smooth, must need large amounts of leafs/blossoms for such a good result.

ewingjr98 (11) - JAPAN - MAR 13, 2014
The first bottle I tried was horribly skunked; luckily I got two bottles. The second was better but still not good. The beer has an OK scent, with hints of cherry and a strange sour earthiness. The head is massive and overwhelming. The taste has just a hint of cherry and a dirty vegetable flavor. Not good. In fact, this is one of my least favorite Japanese beers.

MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This crisp Golden Ale meets cherry blossoms’ aromatics and biting earthy bitterness for a super clean and memorable quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear pale yellow gold.
-This is very bitter for what is supposed to be a flower-y quencher. This is not for the masses, surprisingly so.
-Malts contribute a bit of straw flavor.
-I doubt this one is using sakura yeast like the Château Kamiya Sakura Kobo. It simply tasted like a dry Golden Ale with loads of cherry blossom character.

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AndySnow (7783) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Golden colour with a large white head. Heavy lacing. Floral cherry perfume spice aroma. Flavour is citrus, hops, spices, cherry.

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