Coedo Kyara | Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Japan
coedobrewery.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bobsy on 12-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of xuehua
2.06/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Saw a bottles of this beer along with it's darker cousin at my local beer shop, decided to see what Japanese craft beer was like.

I have to wonder whether I received a bad bottle.

There was no head whatsoever after carefully pouring it into my glass. The colour was a clear rich amber, not bad, but it seemed as if there was little carbonation. I'm not a huge fan of highly carbonated beers however this beer seemed to have less than average for a craft beer.

The taste was extremely malty. So much so, that I couldn't finish it. Just too much malt for my liking. It tastes EXACTLY like a Tsingtao Dark.

If there was nothing wrong with my bottle, and they're all like this, I would recommend going for Tsingtao Dark because it tastes exactly the same at about 1/5 the price.

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Photo of kofukasho
2.55/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Preferable to Coedo's Ruri, but still not a lager I'm in a hurry to try again.

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Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zacemy
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tjtjd
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Andygivner
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveHS
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Very light amber with a thin ring of fat white soapy bubbles.

S-Nondescript malty sweetness. Not much to say about it.

T/M-It's okay. Vienna lagers aren't the most distinctive style, so it's kind of hard to say much about this one. Pale malt sweetness, light, spritzy carbonation. An easy sipper without many distinguishing characteristics. I couldn't pick it out of a line-up.

O-Fine for the style, which admittedly is not one of my favorites.

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Photo of pkalix
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate amounts of malts and some very light notes of grassy hops. Additionally, there are some light notes of honey sweetness.

T: Starts with some moderate flavors of malts including some honey like sweetness. There is a light amount of earthy bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: Not as good as the other offerings from this brewery but still a very drinkable beer - could be sessionable. Seems like it has deviated a bit from the style and not a great example.

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Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow-orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly dissipated, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of malts in the nose.
T: The taste is malty but not too strong due to the light-bodied nature of this beer. There are also some notes of honey and hints of herbal hops.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but isn't that flavorful and could use some more carbonation.

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Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eric5bellies
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a pale copper colour with a one fingered White head that dies quick

S - Plenty of yeast , malts and bisuit.

T - Nice grainy malts up front with the hint of a little citrus, Thie finish is a little bitter and sweet.

M - Medium body and low carbonation

O - I liked the Marzen feel of this beer, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap into a tumbler pint at Azuki, a sushi joint in San Diego. They were advertising this on the menu as being new to the establishment, so I figured I'd give it a try. The beer pours a hazy, bright yellow coloring with no head. Lots of bubbling throughout the beer. Very light toasty smells, which are expected for the style. Mid-tongue sour flavors are slight with the maltiness, and the beer is a bit sharp due to the lightness and the increased carbonation. Musty sour aftertaste with a slight linger on the finish. Does not impart itself over any of the food flavorings, so I will venture to guess it would pair well with just about anything. I had a couple of fairly spicy handrolls, and it went great with all my food.

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Photo of railcaider
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

True to its (somewhat pretentious and archaic) name, this beer is a pleasing translucent golden color. The head is white and consists of many small, delicate bubbles. It dissipates rather quickly but does leave some nice lacing.

Sweet floral aromas are present, as well as some cream and fruit notes. There's a bit of a piercing resin smell initially but it quickly fades. I was also able to detect a muted raspberry aroma. Apple, peach, and honey flavors come together to make a really smooth taste reminiscent of cider. For a lager with only average alcohol content, this beer is surprisingly full-bodied. The rich, creamy mouthfeel complements the sweet taste well, and every sip has a nice warming effect.

This is a solid offering from Coedo that's easy to drink, but the taste is a bit too simple to really get fired up about. Dry lagers are quite the rage in Japan so it's nice to have a sweet one like this for a change. While I wouldn't mind having it again, I don't think I'd go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of pattysykes
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, it has a transparent honey colour, fizzy with a white head.

Fresh hoppy/citrus aroma.

Taste is clean and citrusy with a bit of dry bitterness from the hops. Nice caramel/honey sweetness.

Medium body, lightly carbonated. Crisp aftertaste.

Pleasant overall, easy to drink.

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Photo of lichtman
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghenna
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Nijiya in SF.

Pours copper with minimal white head. Smells of caramel and malts. Tastes like watered down liquid malt extract- that is to say a bit sweet, though not badly balanced with hops. Flavor doesn't linger, which makes it easy drinking.

Unfortunately, given the price, it definitely is not a session beer- I'll choose Echigo stout as my goto japanese malty beer.

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Photo of mrskin
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of AxlSkull
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Coedo Kyara from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
3.53 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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