Yona Yona Ale | Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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166 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Japan
yonasato.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,488
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
166
pDev:
10.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
Gots:
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Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Listed in the "1001", this is a very refreshing beer and I will Have it again and review it.

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Photo of Nunya
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of JMUduke
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigmanlavos
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AndoIPA
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-Rock
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is now widely available in Japan, poured from a can into a tall flute glass.

Look: The beer pours a crystal clear deep coppery butter gold color. A thick white head of fine bubbles foams up to the top and very slowly settles down to a sheen across the beer surface and clings there. Mild lacing adorns the rim of the glass. A pretty inviting look.

Smell: Opens up fruity and buttery with overtones of banana, butterscotch, copper and bitter hop aroma. Oddly enough the scent seems to fade sharply after the initial pour.

Taste: Alternating between copper and buttery with a hoppy finish and mild bitterness.

Feel: The beer has a crisp feel with a slightly silky character. The mild bitterness causes some astringency on the tongue followed by low carbonation refreshment.

Overall: This beer is pretty easy to drink and is overall inoffensive. A good example of the style and a classic example of the Japanese skill at reproducing an ideal. Nothing out of place but not risky either.

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

Photo of SandC
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of innominat
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daigakusei11
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shemmy
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Agree to most of what others have posted already on this one. Another very nice Japanese ale along with the Hitachinos.

It is complex and heavy, yet the floral, citrus pick things up to make it refreshing enough for hotter climates and seasons.

This is the second time I have been drawn to picking it up over several other import beers available in Northeast Thailand, so something has to be going on for this beer.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsrose16
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of churchschicken
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker ale, not too bitter with heavy mouth feel. Probably wouldn't order agai. Similar to other Japanese darker ales

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Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yona Yona Ale from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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