Premium Red Ale - Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
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2.75/5 rDev -13%
Poured from a 330ML bottle
Great amber color, very thin head
slight malt nose , getting a little wet cardboard though
slight thin sweetness up front, reminiscent of fruit tea with artificial sweetener, caramel malt on the back end with some bitterness
very thin mouth feel
11-21-2012 17:46:30 | More by Floppydu
3.35/5 rDev +6%
A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has slight hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light flavors of caramel malts along with hints of tea.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I felt that this beer could be better if it had stronger flavors and a fuller mouthfeel.
10-11-2012 03:46:33 | More by metter98
2.68/5 rDev -15.2%
Pours a two-finger beige head that diminishes somewhat quickly; a thin film lingers. Clear, copper body. Sweet caramel is readily apparent in the aroma; subtle orange, pineapple. Flavor is largely characterized by hop bitterness with a grassy quality; some grapefruit; malt appears late and leaves a bread-like aftertaste accompanied by a lingering metallic bitterness. Medium body with restrained, somewhat crisp carbonation.
All-around unappealing—hop aroma largely missing from the aroma, and hop flavor is grassy with a grapefruit-like bitterness. Caramel malt quality comes through in the aroma but appears only as an afterthought in the taste. The bitter, metallic finish just deepens the disappointment.
08-13-2014 11:38:12 | More by fipoceilz7
3.25/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Pours a clear garnet red with some hints of brown in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film that covers the majority of the surface and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with some light hints of dark fruit and tea.
T: Moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with some moderate notes of tea. There is a very faint note of dark fruits and very little bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy and thin.
O: Well balanced as the beer is not overly sweet or bitter, interesting with the lighter notes of tea. Enjoyable but not a beer that I would run out to find again.
10-07-2012 20:49:14 | More by dbrauneis
3.65/5 rDev +15.5%
Not bad, not bad at all. Firstly, it looks awesome. Fantastic head retention. Haven't seen that kind of head on a beer that wasn't Belgian. It's red! Sounds obvious but a lot of red ales aren't. Some strawberry, caramel and dried fruits on the nose. Some mild hop action but thats not out of touch for the style. A fairly smooth drink with enough malty goodness to keep me entertained. A touch more bitterness might have been nice. A solid brew and my favourite from this brewery so far.
04-19-2010 09:17:43 | More by juju7
3.78/5 rDev +19.6%
a: really red; looks like an amber that has had some strawberry juice poured into it; light off-white head that fades pretty quickly, just leaving a light coating on the top and a bit of foam clinging to the side of the glass; some pretty visible movement with a few columns of tiny white bubbles floating pretty quickly up to the head
s: sharp hops; some floral and tangy citrus in the back of the nose; almost a little bit of a bloody iron smell; some sweeter malts; pretty strong and pretty enticing
t: dryer than expected; toasted malts are the predominant taste; fruity and floral hops are the overtones; finishes with bitter hops; a little thin, but still enjoyable
m: light body with light cloy and medium carb; could be smoother but for japan it is not too overcarbed
d: an enjoyable beer but could definitely have more flavour - worth a try but not worth going out of way for
12-29-2010 06:57:00 | More by hoegaardenhero
3.58/5 rDev +13.3%
Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich amber-red hue with a haze-free body and a good effervescence. Head poured one finger of frothy tan foam. Good looking!
Smell: sweet caramel malt aroma with a nice citrus bite. Nothing special, but nicely crafted.
Taste: sweet caramel malt flavor with a light bitterness and only the lightest hop flavor. Hops are a tiny bit citrusy and a little bit noble in character.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. I like it.
Overall: a decent amber ale, if not spectacular.
03-12-2012 22:06:37 | More by flagmantho
3.88/5 rDev +22.8%
Can bougnt in Japan, poured into a goblet.
A: Very dark red, almost red. Basically no head.
S: Wow, strong aromas of dark fruit, peach, citrus, maple, and apple.
T: mhhm... dark fruits, citrus and hops start it off, sweet malts and dark fruits in the middle and finish.
M: Light and carbonated.
O: Suprisingly good, the dark fruits really stand out in this one!
06-13-2013 13:10:56 | More by TokyoCO
2.42/5 rDev -23.4%
Pours a shiny ruby colour, clear and bright. Head is beige, nice and dense. Disperses to form a nice cloud with some fingers of lace behind. Great colour, great everything.
Smells very malty and nutty, with actually a not towards funk at the back. Rich English toffee malt with walnuts/marzipan edge. Touch of sourness as well, fresh cut grass, lucerne and black tea. Intriguing and enjoyable.
Taste is...less successful, in many ways. Taste starts off malty with a touch of English toffee to it, and contrives to go rapidly downhill from there. Flavour disappears, in essence - bland, grainy mid-palate with maybe a herbal touch to it, then a watery and bread yeast finish that lets go too soon. With the colour, and even the odd aromas, I expected a lot more flavour than this. Uninspiring.
Thin feel, mostly. A bit of presence on the back but just a watered-down grain texture overall.
A disappointment. I really thought there was something here, until I tasted it.
06-13-2011 23:54:47 | More by laituegonflable
2.86/5 rDev -9.5%
Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit-like aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of watery malt flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that has a decent smell but the flavors are pretty lacking.
07-08-2013 06:04:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.4/5 rDev -24.1%
A: Body is ruby red, with no visible carbonation. The head is fluffy, and two fingered. Retention is excellent and the lacing is pretty nice as well.
S: Smells like England to me, that is, has a nose that is nostalgic for me of the many damp, brooding English ales I tasted during my time in the UK. Prunes up front. Some other faint dark fruits in there, with a buttery touch.
T: Tinny, little hops, little malt, blah. Not much here. 10 seconds after swallowing you can no longer taste the beer, darn.
M: Syrupy at first. Quickly feels watery. Misleading, in an uninteresting way.
O: Not horrible but not a big fan.
11-07-2011 03:13:34 | More by Heavenisbeer
1.85/5 rDev -41.5%
Purchased in the US, at some Whole Foods store. Can't remember which. Probably Los Altos. Anyway. @LaitueGonflable is very pleased I bought it because he got to share it with me back in Australia.
Pours a reddish, very pale rose hue, like a very light bodied red wine. Head is fine but filmy, leaving big bubbles around the edge, and a mesh over the top. Not a lot of lacing, but it leaves speckles here and there. Not a bad look overall.
Nose is grainy and a bit lacklustre, with some organic rice characters that remind me of before-bedtime warmed sake. Certainly, there's a very Asian Rice Lager kind of character to it. And not a lot of hops. That's bad.
Taste is similar, with a coppery character, and a sweet thinness, giving a cloying sticky rice abasement that really crushes any good characters on the palate. There's metallic characters on the front, cloying and unpleasant sweetness on the back, with a hint of rotting odour. Urgh.
Feel is thin, but sticky enough to leave the unpleasantness around for too long.
Blech. I was willing to give this the benefit of the doubt, but the longer I drank it, the more unhappy I became. Perhaps @LaitueGonflable is not happy I brought this back for him. Maybe he would have been happier if it had stayed far, far away.
06-09-2011 07:59:58 | More by lacqueredmouse
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