Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Nagano, Japan


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
YONA YONA means EVERY NIGHT! YONA YONA ALE is exactly the beer you can enjoy Every night! Why dont you try it in NAGANO?

Note: All different Japanese versions of Yona Yona ale go here, including the Real Ale hand pump version, the so-called "Real Ale" nitro can, keg, and regular can. Under RB rules, these are all the same beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Okisteve (1) - - MAY 12, 2016 does not count
Thank you BeerrSama (local God of Beer) for a real tasty ale that is not over-hopped and availavble in Japan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tyasu (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004 does not count
Excellent citrus aroma of American cascade hop. Apprearance is clear pale orange. Fantastic flavor with fine hop and malt. Very sweet and light body like a soft drink. Thank you very much for wonderful time with Yona yona Ale in exactly every night!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rapkungen (19) - USA - NOV 27, 2002
This is my favorite of all Japanese beers. A very refreshing taste, crisp, with a unique "pine" aroma to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (18021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 07. Really, really lovely hop. One of my favourite beers of the first day. Really drinkable. I thought it had great malt hop balance. Drinkable to the extreme, apparently, or so my notes say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mickrussom (2) - USA - NOV 6, 2011 does not count
Wow. I just got this at whole foods. This is a really great brew. I never thought Japanese craft beer was this good. Canned, no doubt. A: Golden orange with a thing head, fine bubbles. S: Smell is actually rather boring.Thin whisps of orange/citrus malt. T: Its like light liquid bread with a light hops and a ultra light bitter. Very good balance of malt and hops. Utterly pleasant. M: Really good. Its creamy, light, smooth, slight carbonation. Veery good. M: Creamy, smooth, nice amount of carbonation--excellent. I need to find a way to buy cases of this stuff. Serving type: can

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (2080) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Can. A- Apricot, peach, mango, subtle bitterness, subtle biscuits. A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head. T- Apricot, peach, stone fruits, mild bitterness, grassy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- I really like how these Japanese do Pale Ales. They are mild on the bitterness and not aggressive. They show off the juicy fruit side of the hops. This one was delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Can 330ml. Very nice beer. Aromas of apricot, biscuit, and caramel. Taste is mostly sweet, with good length. Palate is velvety, ticklish, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchPls (801) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Hazy orange beer with a small beige head. Grassy and soapy aroma. Really nice taste. Medium bodied. Sweet and ripe/dried apricots. A hint of leather. Round, soft and full bitterness. This reminds me a little of Yamazaki whisky actually in a weird way. Some smokiness. This is a really good beer. Very well done. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yoshida (3) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2003 does not count
I second Rapkungen. The best ale in Japan in my opinion. Smooth and good aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrennanF. (5) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009 does not count
My wife brought this back for me from Tokyo. It pours a deep, golden color, similar to Boddingtons. It has a light, fizzy head and smells kind of fruity. First sipspicey and complex. The fruity flavors are as evident in the taste as they are in the smell. Is it perhaps a little bit yeasty? This beer sort of reminds me of Boulder Beers Hazed and Infused. Its hoppy, but not overpoweringly so. Its very good. Yona Yona was sweet, fruity, slightly yeasty, and hoppy. Like I said, its complex.

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