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Coedo Kyara - Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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BA SCORE
80
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35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery) visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 12-13-2008)
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

dbrauneis, Oct 07, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of metter98
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

metter98, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of eric5bellies
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

eric5bellies, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rowyn, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of atigerlife
3.6/5  rDev +4%
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.

atigerlife, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of xuehua
2.05/5  rDev -40.8%
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.

xuehua, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of Ghenna
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Ghenna, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of DaveHS
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

DaveHS, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of railcaider
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

railcaider, Jun 23, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

GarthDanielson, Apr 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Gregg_Kawakami, Jan 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

flagmantho, Jul 31, 2010
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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TokyoCO, May 23, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +15%
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.

getalife2k5, May 15, 2009
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Coedo Kyara from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.