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

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 52
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: davidchollar on 12-27-2009

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 52
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
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. (393 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Andnkuhn
3.84/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A delightfully good beer. A tad bitter or tart which made it very delicious. (76 characters)

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AxlSkull
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JiuJitsuJustin
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth beer, it went down well. I loved the taste as well, there was a fruity taste to it. Also, it wasn't as carbonated as I was expecting. (140 characters)

Photo of salcedo
4.29/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a 330ml bottle from a local Asian grocery store and poured into a glass.
Pours with a decent amount of tan colored head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a light lacing on top.
Nice red color, no noticable haze.
Fair amount of bubbles risingup the glass

Has a sweet caramel aroma with toasted malt.

Thin to medium body with light carbonation.

Tastes sweet with a bit of roasted malt bitterness. Lots of malt flavor. Not much hop presence in the flavor or aroma.
I notice a little tartness and a hint of metallic flavor. (541 characters)

Photo of draukadirtch
4.5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of bonbini26
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Floppydu
2.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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 (276 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (575 characters)

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of RobertJBeer
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Echigo Beer Co 'Premium Red Ale' @ 6.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $5
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a dark amber in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-hoppy , mostly malty
T-ok tasting
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok amber ale
prost LampertLand (326 characters)

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
2.47/5  rDev -22.1%
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. (917 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (815 characters)

Photo of juju7
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of scot959
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dokupe
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
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 (888 characters)

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Premium Red Ale from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
77 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.