Coedo Ruri - Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery) visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: getalife2k5 on 05-14-2009

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by SargeC:
Photo of SargeC
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold brew with a short lived white head. Softly flowing carbonation.

Smell: Grassy hops, butter and malt.

Taste: Slight hop bitterness combines with solid malt flavor. A touch of yeasty breadiness completes the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Waxy and silky smooth. Evolves as it warms up.

Drinkablity: Well done brew. I will be looking for more Coedo brews in the future.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold color with lovely thick, pillowy white head.

Pleasant nose of green pears, green bananas and unripe/sour pineapple. Hints of spice in nose.

Mouthfeel is medium/thin with light carbonation.

Flavors are citrus/lime with green ivy, green olives with hints of underlying light malt and which are assertive but quick in the mouth. The flavors are actually very appealing, layered and become more and more complex the more you drink.

The finish is long and with a full pine, lime character.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Pours straw with a small fading head.
Noes shows straw, light malt, sweet corn and cooked vegetables.
Some vegetables notes as flavours too followed by a little sweet light malt and spicy hops.

Photo of matjack85
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I saw this on the menu at Chef Amaury's 33 West in Aurora, Illinois and ordered it on the advice of the waiter. 11.2oz bottle served in a pilsener glass.

The beer poured a slightly cloudy pale gold color with just a ½-finger of bubbly white head, but to my surprise, the head never faded and left some good lacing.

Pleasant fruity smell with a touch of floral hops underneath.

It's got a touch of grainy malt to it, but it's mainly bitter, hoppy, and slightly tart.

Smooth and medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I never heard of this brewery or this beer before, so I'm glad I found it here as I always like trying new beers. With the addition of that tart fruit, it was an interesting pilsener. I liked it.

Photo of metter98
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high white head that died down, leaving some bits of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy malts along with hints of grassy hops and a light to moderate amount of bitterness, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This isn't a bad pilsener from a Japanese brewery and is very easy to drink. It has a nice amount of bitterness and really opens up your palate before a meal.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a hazy pale Golden Yellow colour with a one fingered head that dies quickly.

S - Grains and graasy malt.

T - Up front not much at all followed by some nice grainy flavours. The finish is slightly bitter and crisp.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Has plenty on offer and recommended.

Photo of patre_tim
3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden filtered with slow rising little bubbles, topped with a 2 finger,foamy yellowish head.

Skunk and its not a clear or green bottle, malts, aspirin, glue.

Hay, dried grass, malts, aspirin, light bitterness.

Light body, thick foamy carbonation.

Sure, I like to try overpriced takes on common styles, especially if they are from 'exotic' countries. I'm not a dupe, or a beer snob, well not too much of beer snob. But hey, I am buying an 'idea' which is the same as everyone whether they know it or not. Got in Chiang Mai, drank June 28th, 2015.

Photo of DaveHS
2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Corn yellow with no head. Off white bubbles around the rim.

S-Sharp, unrefined grainy aromas, syrupy sweetness.

T/M-Dry and blunt, with moderate carbonation. Weird musty off flavors muddled with sweetness that reminds me of Eastern European export lagers.

O-Hard to finish.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall bright white head that reduces to a couple of small patches of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T: The flavor starts out with moderate amounts of grainy malts followed by lighter amounts of grassy hops - light to moderate amounts of bitterness which quickly fade.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - enjoyable German Pilsener with the appropriate amount fo crispness and refreshing due to just the right amount of hops.

Photo of juju7
3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a bubblebath-like head. Corn and cereal notes on the nose with a hint of floral hops and a touch of malt sweetness. A lil funky on the palate, those cereal notes coming through. Good weighted body. Light carbonation and a little light on the bitterness. A pretty decent German pils(?)

Photo of jeranbrews
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - white low head. Mild carbonation somewhat viscous looking like new motor oil

S - yeasty lactic smells. Parmesean cheese and caramel malts

T - yeasty but some fresh vegetable spices. This is too malty and not hoppy enough to be like most chezch pilsners

M - smooth filling not bad

D - unusual for a pilsner. Hard to say if it's an improvement but it is different

Photo of getalife2k5
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the bottle is cool. 11.25 oz, short, brown with a dark blue label and silver lettering. the bottle has the letters C, O, E, D & O again embossed on it. "PREMIUM ALL MALT BEER" which is good to know, since a lot of Japanese beer has rice in it. "COEDO's beer is brewed from selected malts and hops with the technique of beer artisan, braumeister."

A: slightly cloudy, yellow with bubbly white head.

S: malty and a little sweet

T: sweet malty and a little tiny bit yeasty. kinda like watered down apple juice without the sourness. no noticeable hops whatsoever. reminded me of a cheap Czech or Russian lager.

M: lightly carbonated, gave it a little zest on the tongue.

D: ok, i guess. the sweetness turned me off a little. seemed to be very typical of the style, which isn't mine, anyway. nothing really bad or good about it. certainly NOT worth $5.19.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Packaged on: 6/25/14.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is subdued with malt, grain, floral, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, floral, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the aromas in this one seem to get worse the longer the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Coedo Ruri poured from a 33cL can into a glass in Hiroda.
Hazy yellow. Effervescent with two fingers of head.
Smells zesty, wheaty, and yeasty.
It tastes fine. Light and vaguely bitter (or metallic?) with citrus-yeasty notes. A touch spicy. Surprisingly watery (refreshing?). A summery sort of beer advised to drink from the glass.
Glad I tried it. Don't know if I'd have another.

Photo of nychrislin
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is light yellow, and has very slight carbonation, poured with about a half of an inch in carbonation, the bubbles are on the small side.
S: I can smell grassy hops and grainy malts.
T: The taste has grainy malts, and grassy hops with a slight metallic bitterness. The metallic bitterness lingers well after finishing the beer. I also had a very slight sweet honey flavor after the bitterness, I'd like a little more sweetness to balance it.
M: It feels light-bodied to me and very clean on the palate with a light amount of carbonation, it is very dry, and is very light.
O: I think this beer is uniquely light, I don't necessarily like the lingering metallic aftertaste for food pairing, but I enjoyed this beer without any food.

Photo of hopnerd
2.48/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle served in a tall pilsner glass. Poured cloudy with very little head. Flavour was not as clean or crisp as would be expected with a pilsner, substantial unexpected aftertaste. Possible contamination in this bottle - unusual as othe Coedo beers have been great examples.

Photo of kofukasho
2.47/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A very average Pilsener, not worth trying more than once.

3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean and clear - 1" head doesn't last long but leaves some nice lace.
Grassy, herbal nose...biscuit/cracker. Grainy malt but overall clean. Nice dry mouthfeel - good shot of bitterness toward the finish, better than expected. A little pricey @ $4.50 per bottle.

Photo of bobsy
3.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my second beer from Coedo, and I found it a touch improved over the Kyara. While its listed as a Czech Pils I found it to be a pretty good helles in style, but I won't quibble.

Light yellow pour with a soft bone white head that puts down some nice lace as it recedes to a tight cap. The aroma is sadly subdued, and perhaps the weakest part of the body, with mild malty notes, rounded grain and herbal hops giving a hint of the contents. The flavour though, is pretty good (especially if viewed as a helles). Soft, pillowy malt dominates, with honey and herbal tones mixed in. A very light grassy bitterness rounds out the finish. While there's nothing complex going on here, it has the remarkable rounded crispness, yet softness, of a good helles. Mouthfeel is mediuym -light, with a billowing soft carbonation.

Very solid all round, and recommended for lager lovers.

Photo of pellegrini
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

280 yen can poured into a pint glass.

A: My pour, from can to pint glass, did not produce a head for some reason. The color was a well-filtered golden yellow. No head whatsoever at the half-way point.

S: The nose was quite malty with a subdued citrus accent.

T: Strong malt characteristics fill the body of this beer with slight sourness on the sides of the tongue. In the case of this beer I'd say that the very light sour flavor is a plus. It works well with the malty backbone that hangs around to leave its mark on the aftertaste.

M: Very crisp when chilled (perhaps a bit too much in my case actually), but becomes fuller as room temperature asserts its influence.

D: Coedo Ruri is an easy-to-drink, refreshing Pilsener that boasts an almost spicy bitterness when it hits the right temperature.

This lager is better than the majority of crystal clear beers that are commonly available on the market in Japan. Unfortunately, this one is not as easy to find. It's price, at 280 yen per can, may preclude its ability to command serious shelf space at most major retailers, but it's definitely worth a taste if you happen across it.

Coedo Ruri from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
76 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.