Swan Lake Brown Ale - Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery
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Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
3.65/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found on tap at Popeye's in Tokyo. The rain was lightly falling that day as we made our way past the sumo stadium and under the railway bridges to this Ryogokku gem.
A brown liquid with red highlights sports a tidy off-white head, leaving lonely patches of lace here and there. Pronounced caramel and nut aroma with a faint hoppy bitterness.Lots of caramel malt in the flavour, but thankfully restrained by a good dose of roasted malt with some coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Finishes on a light roasted nut bitterness.The body is medium-light and the carbonation is definitely on the low side, which I prefer in malty beers like this one. Perhaps the body could be a bit fuller to give a little boost to the flavour, but its okay as it is.
This is a fairly solid brown ale, but doesn't hold up well against the competition on the tap menu. On its own it would be a very drinkable choice for an evening's relaxation, but with 69 other (often world-class) beers vying for attention this is not something I deigned to revisit.
Serving type: on-tap
10-27-2008 17:32:15 | More by bobsy
Swan Lake Brown Ale from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery
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