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Premium Red Ale - Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub

Not Rated.
Premium Red AlePremium Red Ale

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub visit their website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: davidchollar on 12-27-2009

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This is an updated review. This one gave me a bad impression last time and I decided to give it another try.

The aroma is largely characterized by bread crust and toffee and is yet somehow reminiscent of baby formula. There's a touch of woodiness and raisin. Pours a firm, frothy, light tan head; the body is a clear, dark amber. The flavor tastes of spoiled apple and bread crust, the latter of which takes on a little toffee over time, along with some underlying resiny hop bitterness. The malty aftertaste is nice enough. The body is medium-light with moderate carbonation and a good carbonic bite; there's also a persistent mineral texture.

I really don't like this beer. It's labeled as a red ale, though I suspect that's more in reference to the appearance than to the style, since this tastes nothing like a red ale/American amber. But regardless of what style it's supposed to be, it's just not very good.

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Premium Red Ale from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
74 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.