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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub visit their website
Japan

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: davidchollar on 12-27-2009)
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
2.66/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

350ml can poured into a little hotel tumbler

Pours clear coppery brown with a small pale head. Little or no active carbonation that I can see. Color is nice. Smell is almost nonexistent, just a little soap.

Taste is a little soap, and some bland sweetness. Some slight caramel. Overall, unfortunately watery.

Mouthfeel is thinnish and dry. Overall...not such a great beer. Not a repeat buy.

snaotheus, Apr 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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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

Floppydu, Nov 21, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

metter98, Oct 11, 2012
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2.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

fipoceilz7, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dbrauneis, Oct 07, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

juju7, Apr 19, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

hoegaardenhero, Dec 29, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

flagmantho, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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!

TokyoCO, Jun 13, 2013
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2.42/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

laituegonflable, Jun 14, 2011
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2.86/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 08, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pint glass.

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.

Heavenisbeer, Nov 07, 2011
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Premium Red Ale from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
75 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.