Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Monkey Claws

Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Barley Wine
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Collaboration with Hair of the Dog. Named after the famous Snow Monkeys in our town.

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Iznogud (5056) - CROATIA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, trade with TimE. Thanks for this one! Shared with JFK10000 and Max. Left it in cellar for a year. Pours dark orange,medium off white head. Dark fruit, dried fruit, nutty, easy drinkable for ABV, sweet, medium to full bodied. Seems it lost a bit of body and thickness, but gained drinkability.

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle 33 cl at rickgordon at home tasting, on October 13, 2017.
Thanks to Ingo! Marked 16.02.
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, alcohol, dry taste. Dry, bitter aftertaste, also alcohol. Warming alcohol. Full mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness.

Nisse666 (8268) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle many thx Ingo/Mayumi cons 2017-10-11 Göteborg AR: British fruit cake, dadels, rasins, brandy, marzipan AP: hazy amber, wee beige head F: British fruit cake, heavy alcholic, dry,

Oakes (19697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2017
Slightly hazy amber with a thin head. Has a light nose, thinnish, phenols and esters...fermentation not on point. Florals, touch of alcohol late. Did side by side with the original and it doesnt compare.

_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Timo. Tiny hazy caramel brown pour with a small offwhite head. Caramel toffee malts & herbal piney hops nose. Minerals & alcohol. Sweet, bitter, malty & herbal taste. Round, astringent & boozy mouth. Solid, but not spectacular.

hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
February 11, 2017. Bottle, courtesy of tkrjukoff, thanks!
Light hazy amerikanska with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is malty with toffee, sweet resin, caramel, wood, pine, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty and pineapple bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation. Finish is bitter piney, sweet toffee and resin.

AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
A: Light hazy brown coloured with a thin white lacing that dissapates fast N: Cognac, nutty, wooden T: Oak, dried fruit, resin O: Very complex flavours!

FatPhil (17720) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2016
330ml bottle - thanks Raol at Biiru
Sweet mashy malty aroma. Heavy malty palate, sweet and sticky. Taste packed full of malts, but some soapinss from hops, fair bit of alcohol here, not hiding it well at all. Needs a few years to become a proper BW, but does have potential.

willisread (4028) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear amber with some ruby. No head. Honey, wood, alcohol, molasses, cinnamon, vanilla all present on the nose. Not overly sweet but sweet, harsh at first but after an hour or 2 it mellows out. Lots of roasted molasses, piney bitterness and some honey present on the palate. Finish is bitter as it warms and quite boozy. Still, a nice smooth mouthfeel.

biirusaikou (2705) - - FEB 9, 2016
Tangerine, tamarind, plum, nutty malt, phenol, dark toffee, very syrupy texture, feels like wild honey, whiskey booze and spice, dandelion, underberg, long warming finish. Much much better than Adamu, tasty stuff but not quite outstanding, might age well though.

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