Iwatekura Japanese Sansho Ale | Sekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery

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3.74/5
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12 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Sekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery
Japan
sekinoichi.co.jp

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by shigg85 on 06-27-2013

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Ratings:
12
pDev:
11.23%
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Erik-P
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky yellow-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of grain, earth, spice, pepper, and herb aromas. Taste is much the same with pepper, herb, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness and heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting pepper and herb characteristics from the sansho used in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

High B- (3.48)

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells herbacious ithout distracting too much from the base beer. Really easy drinking and unique. Not a bad offering at all.

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Photo of StoutBoi
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hakaiya
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Easy to drink.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mkrass
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at Vivo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured into a UK pint glass. When a brewery decides to use the name of a particular spice or herb in the brew's title, I expect that additive to stand out and speak to me somehow. Iwatekura did exactly that -- they created a beer with Japanese sansho in it, and it tastes exactly how you would expect. A decent IPA beer flavored with this spicy, citrusy sansho right in the back of your throat as you drink. Absolutely beautifully crafted -- loved it! Will definitely try it again!

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Iwatekura Japanese Sansho Ale from Sekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 12 ratings