Kagua Blanc
Nippon Beer Co. Ltd.

Kagua BlancKagua Blanc
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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #269
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Ranked #30,631
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.89%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
From:
Nippon Beer Co. Ltd.
 
Japan
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  17
SCORE
84
Good
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Photo of elNopalero
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a white gold color. Big citrusy aroma, lots of grapefruit notes. Yuzu? Drying finish, lots of citrus on the palate and a bit of pith. This was good.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a goblet at Inatome Japanese Steak and Sushi restaurant... Medium gold and clear with bubbles effervescing from the center... Slim finger of foam head slimmed but persisted as a filmy cap all the way down. Aromas of mild fruit and yeasty spice... Bottom of the bottle showed a layer of sediment that did not slip into the glass. On the palate, amply carbonated with impressions of pale orchard fruit and spice, floral citrus, and grassy herbs... Malt body provided nice backbone... Smooth and soft, medium-light weight feel... Pretty much a straightforward strong Belgian pale in the like Duvel and such... Nothing groundbreaking, but well-executed and enjoyable.

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Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, brewed in Belgium, with a BB date of Feb. 2017.

Look: clear pale amber body with a large, semi-durable white head. Some foamy lacing.

A very interesting ale. A strong Belgian influence was immediately evident: there's a yeasty, spicy fruity flavor and aroma. The flavor is both bitter and tart. Reading the fine print on the label I see that this is in fact brewed in Belgium, although "designed" in Tokyo.

Feel: medium-light body with soft,medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of mightyyt
2.6/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Maybe I had overly high expectations based on seller's recommendation. Short lived head, clear yellow-amber color. Vaguely fruity-esque aroma and taste, hopless....felt it was overcarbonated. Hope second bottle works out better.

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Photo of kitschiguy
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 330ml bottle into 250ml beer glass.

Poured a nice cloudy deep yellow with a good creamy tight to medium head that disappeared quite quickly. Not much lacing.

Expressive nose - lots of citrus including orange with notes of banana and clove. Some yeast spice.

The palate is heavy and full-bodied with citrus and spice with a strong clove presence. Not much malt or hops. I found it a little cloying. Well-rounded nonetheless with flavours coming through all over the mouth. Long spicy finish.

Mouth feel is full with low, tight carbonation. Nice

Overall an interesting and enjoyable beer. Will appeal to Belgian blonde and wheatbeer style drinkers but others may find it too heavy. Good for one or two - not a session beer.

Kagua seems to be stuck somewhere between styles. Not quite a wheat and not quite a Belgian ale. It's flavoured with yuzu, sansho and other spices as well.

Recommended.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemon peels are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of lemon peels along with notes of Belgian yeast and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer seems like a hybrid between a witbier (from the citrus peel) and a Belgian Pale Ale. The refreshing nature of the citrus could make for this being a nice beer for a day in the late spring or early fall.

Serving type: bottle

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Kagua Blanc from Nippon Beer Co. Ltd.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 28 ratings