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Fujizakura Rauchbier - Fujikankokaihatsu Co. Ltd. / Sylvans Restaurant

Fujizakura RauchbierFujizakura Rauchbier

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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%


Brewed by:
Fujikankokaihatsu Co. Ltd. / Sylvans Restaurant visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 06-30-2005)
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wildlife

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a - dark copper, two fingers of light, tan head

s - german malts, smoked meat, crisp/tart to the nose

t - smokey malts but not very complex otherwise

m - very carbonated but not stinging. smooth and crisp.

o - not complex but doesn't really need to be. smokiness isn't overpowering, enjoyable easy-drinking rauchbier

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 08:23:14 | More by wildlife
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Aroma of smoked fish, soy sauce, and salt. A light almond aroma, some bacon, and toasted bread. Flavor is a little less "fishy". Good smoke character, a hint of bacon, salt, meat, and wood. Toasted bread, light chocolate, and a subtle sweetness to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 16:20:58 | More by womencantsail
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snogglethorpe

Japan

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tastes almost exactly like smoked sausages, only it's a beer. If you like the taste of smoked meat, you'll probably like this.

In addition to the smokiness, has a slight sourness and thirst-quenching piquant character that's just really nice, and helps keep the smoked flavor from being too overpowering. The result is interesting, more subtle and nuanced than one might think initially, and very drinkable; a 500ml bottle goes down very quickly

Somewhat weak carbonation, and very little head, but enough to help make it thirst-quenching. Color is like a dark caramel.

A really nice beer (it's the best from Fujizakura I think)!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 02:04:52 | More by snogglethorpe
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle at Mondial, not the later tap at DDC. Dark brown with a little white head. There is smoke in the aroma. An average mouthfeel. Drinkable smoked beer, less interesting than what I like and am used to. Not getting bold flavour, rather just.. smoke.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 02:27:11 | More by Sammy
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A cool little rauchbier that I found on tap at Club Popeye in Tokyo.

The beer arrives a deep ruby red with a small off-white head. Light smoke aroma with some mineral qualities. The flavour made me imagining a loaf of wholewheat bread baked in a wood-burning oven. Lots of bready wholegrain malts are supported by a light smokiness. An earlier reviewer was correct when he said this leans away from meatiness and more toward coal. The mouthfeel is smooth and very mildly carbonated. In spite of lacking a meaty flavour, it has a meaty mouthfeel. Good drinkability. I prefer rauchs as halves, and not pints, but I think I could have another of these without any problems.

All in all, a great little package - different to other smoked beers I've had, but with its own admirable character.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2008 17:40:04 | More by bobsy
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beer Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

Been a long time since I had a good rauchbier, and I'm glad this one lived up to my expectations! Poured a very dark brown with a huge fluffy head. Aroma and flavour are very coal or charcoal like, rather than some of the 'meatier' rauchs I've had previously. Nice solid mouthfeel. Drinkability is average for the style (which isn't really that drinkable in general, IMO).

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2006 18:58:21 | More by crwills
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Naerhu

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - deep dark crimson red with a tight off-white head.
S - lightly smokey beer, with zippy maltyness
T - Lightly smokey, slightly sweet with rich dark pumpernickel maltyness. Almost no bitterness. The smokeyness is restrained for the style, but it works for me.
M - This is one silky beauty. Micro carbonation, lovely.
D - This beer is so well integrated its amazing. It is unbelievably rich, yet mild in everyway.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2005 23:21:48 | More by Naerhu
Fujizakura Rauchbier from Fujikankokaihatsu Co. Ltd. / Sylvans Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.