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Coedo Kyara - Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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 GRG1313
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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 SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

SocalKicks, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
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
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.43/5  rDev -2%
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
Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Photo of bobsy
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

bobsy, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of thierrynantes
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Une Bonne Bouteille, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : bronze color with white foamy head.
Smell : honey, citrus and white grape aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and caramel flavors, with a light bitter finish.
Overall : an average beer in the style Vienna Lager.

thierrynantes, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +14.3%

shigg85, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Oakenator, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of eric5bellies
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

virinow, May 25, 2013
Photo of DaveHS
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
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 atigerlife
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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 SargeC
3.5/5  rDev 0%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev 0%

YamagamiTravis, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of gfg0020
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

gfg0020, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

brywhite, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

barbellsNbeers, May 09, 2012
Photo of Troublebar
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Troublebar, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of mrjez
3/5  rDev -14.3%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -14.3%

GarthT, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of dokupe
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

dokupe, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Ghenna
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
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 ant1
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

ant1, Apr 26, 2014
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Coedo Kyara from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.