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Coedo Kyara - Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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81
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%


Brewed by:
Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery) visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 12-13-2008)
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metter98

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow-orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly dissipated, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of malts in the nose.
T: The taste is malty but not too strong due to the light-bodied nature of this beer. There are also some notes of honey and hints of herbal hops.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't that flavorful and could use some more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 03:20:08 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate amounts of malts and some very light notes of grassy hops. Additionally, there are some light notes of honey sweetness.

T: Starts with some moderate flavors of malts including some honey like sweetness. There is a light amount of earthy bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: Not as good as the other offerings from this brewery but still a very drinkable beer - could be sessionable. Seems like it has deviated a bit from the style and not a great example.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 19:07:31 | More by dbrauneis
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a pale copper colour with a one fingered White head that dies quick

S - Plenty of yeast , malts and bisuit.

T - Nice grainy malts up front with the hint of a little citrus, Thie finish is a little bitter and sweet.

M - Medium body and low carbonation

O - I liked the Marzen feel of this beer, but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 12:31:09 | More by eric5bellies
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xuehua

China

2.05/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Saw a bottles of this beer along with it's darker cousin at my local beer shop, decided to see what Japanese craft beer was like.

I have to wonder whether I received a bad bottle.

There was no head whatsoever after carefully pouring it into my glass. The colour was a clear rich amber, not bad, but it seemed as if there was little carbonation. I'm not a huge fan of highly carbonated beers however this beer seemed to have less than average for a craft beer.

The taste was extremely malty. So much so, that I couldn't finish it. Just too much malt for my liking. It tastes EXACTLY like a Tsingtao Dark.

If there was nothing wrong with my bottle, and they're all like this, I would recommend going for Tsingtao Dark because it tastes exactly the same at about 1/5 the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 03:16:03 | More by xuehua
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DaveHS

California

3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Very light amber with a thin ring of fat white soapy bubbles.

S-Nondescript malty sweetness. Not much to say about it.

T/M-It's okay. Vienna lagers aren't the most distinctive style, so it's kind of hard to say much about this one. Pale malt sweetness, light, spritzy carbonation. An easy sipper without many distinguishing characteristics. I couldn't pick it out of a line-up.

O-Fine for the style, which admittedly is not one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 02:28:41 | More by DaveHS
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Minimal carbonation rising.

Aroma is quite light. Some malt and hops.

Taste has some honey, malt, hops. Rather floral with some tangerine and peach.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and lightly cleansing. Somewhat lifeless.

Overall, an easy drinking beer. Sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 23:58:06 | More by atigerlife
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap into a tumbler pint at Azuki, a sushi joint in San Diego. They were advertising this on the menu as being new to the establishment, so I figured I'd give it a try. The beer pours a hazy, bright yellow coloring with no head. Lots of bubbling throughout the beer. Very light toasty smells, which are expected for the style. Mid-tongue sour flavors are slight with the maltiness, and the beer is a bit sharp due to the lightness and the increased carbonation. Musty sour aftertaste with a slight linger on the finish. Does not impart itself over any of the food flavorings, so I will venture to guess it would pair well with just about anything. I had a couple of fairly spicy handrolls, and it went great with all my food.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2011 05:27:18 | More by GarthDanielson
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Ghenna

California

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Nijiya in SF.

Pours copper with minimal white head. Smells of caramel and malts. Tastes like watered down liquid malt extract- that is to say a bit sweet, though not badly balanced with hops. Flavor doesn't linger, which makes it easy drinking.

Unfortunately, given the price, it definitely is not a session beer- I'll choose Echigo stout as my goto japanese malty beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 01:56:13 | More by Ghenna
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flagmantho

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 333mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium gold hue with some haze and a lot of super tiny floaties. Head was nearly nonexistent upon pouring. Color is quite good, but really? No head at all? I just can't abide that.

Smell: rich, somewhat sweet, genuine malt aroma. There is a slight touch of noble/earthy hop aroma, but it is almost an afterthought compared to the malt. It's actually quite good.

Taste: hops are more prominent and nicely complex here. The overall balance with the very basic-but-good malt flavors is quite pleasing. Good stuff!

Mouthfeel: medium body; denser than most lagers. Carbonation, however, is extremely low; this beer feels almost flat. Not my favorite by a long shot, although the good body mitigates this somewhat.

Drinkability: Coedo Kyara is all over the map for me. Aroma and flavor are truly quite good, but the lack of carbonation greatly detriments the look and feel of this beer, which should be a nicely carbonated style. Still, the flavor is good enough that I won't hit it too hard because of the carb factor.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 16:32:21 | More by flagmantho
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railcaider

Japan

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

True to its (somewhat pretentious and archaic) name, this beer is a pleasing translucent golden color. The head is white and consists of many small, delicate bubbles. It dissipates rather quickly but does leave some nice lacing.

Sweet floral aromas are present, as well as some cream and fruit notes. There's a bit of a piercing resin smell initially but it quickly fades. I was also able to detect a muted raspberry aroma. Apple, peach, and honey flavors come together to make a really smooth taste reminiscent of cider. For a lager with only average alcohol content, this beer is surprisingly full-bodied. The rich, creamy mouthfeel complements the sweet taste well, and every sip has a nice warming effect.

This is a solid offering from Coedo that's easy to drink, but the taste is a bit too simple to really get fired up about. Dry lagers are quite the rage in Japan so it's nice to have a sweet one like this for a change. While I wouldn't mind having it again, I don't think I'd go out of my way to find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 11:10:48 | More by railcaider
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GRG1313

California

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, bright Orange with a nice white head;

Nose of stone fruit and malt with light nose of creamed sweet coffee;

Mouthfeel is medium with a very goo balance of malt and hops. Candi sugar/sweet coffee stone fruit flavors with some nice bitter coffee/espresso characters toward the back palate and a nice coffee/espresso finish.

This is a very fresh, quality and all around appealable drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 00:01:07 | More by GRG1313
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getalife2k5

New York

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nearly clear, slightest bit of cloudiness, golden-yellow like apple juice. produced almost no head except a thin white ring around the edge of the glass.

S: malty & dry with the slightest hint of flowers (acacia? jasmine?) not nearly as much as expected by the description.

T: nicely dry and malty, pretty crisp with a little tiny bit of something herbal or flowery near the end of each sip. very subtle hop flavor.

M: some slight zesty bitterness that lingers a little. not sure if it comes from the carbonation or the hops...

D: just thick enough to make it smooth without being watery. I really like this beer, but not for $5.19 per bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 23:32:48 | More by getalife2k5
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parkan

New York

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funky little Belgian-style 333ml bottle with stylized type of the Coedo logo on the upper portion and their stamp on the bottom. Available in Tokyo from most higher-end supermarkets, picked mine up from Tokyu Foodshow at Shibuya station.

A: the head barely put up any fight, reduced to a ring of lace seconds after pouring. The body is a very pleasant, even amber.

S: pretty light on the nose, malt with a hint of pear (?) and a little yeast

T: strongly dominated by the malt, honey and subdued notes of ripe fruit. The hops are faintly in the background, adding just enough complexity and balance for proper enjoyment of the primary sweetness. The touch of dryness at the aftertaste is very refreshing

M: probably my favorite aspect of this beer, the mouthfeel is smooth and thick without being syrupy. The toned-down but resilient carbonation really helps.

D: surprisingly drinkable despite being quite sweet.

This is probably my favorite Coedo brew out of the commonly available bottles that I've tried (also Shikkoku and the red label one)

The back of the bottle says: arukouru (alcohol) 5%

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 06:48:16 | More by parkan
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden colour with orane highlights and a sticky white head that left some good lace. Sweet, malty aroma leaned towards honey. The flavour is almost all about the malt - a combination of honey, fruit and beet flavours, with a slight bitterness at the end. Soft, smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not a stunning beer, but an easy drinker, and I'm glad I brought it back from Japan.

Serving type: can

12-13-2008 23:14:15 | More by bobsy
Coedo Kyara from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.