Shinto Beer | Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery

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Brewed by:
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 11-19-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by davidchollar:
Photo of davidchollar
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

just picked this up on a recent trip to Ise, where i saw this beer being sold everywhere i looked. apparently it's very popular in the area, but i've never seen it anywhere near nagoya.

looks a lot like an english pale ale, dark gold with a brief head. nothing special for appearance. smell is surprisingly hoppy, perhaps even moreso than yona yona. pretty big juicy, citrusy aroma, maybe even some pine. actually when i think about it, it reminds me of a cleaning solution. it's not a very pleasant or appetizing smell but it's not bad.

same for taste. a nice pale ale, and another good japanese craft beer to add to my list. a welcome change from the world of boring macro lagers, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of atigerlife
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2/16/08 Had some more of this brew. More hops than I noticed the first time. Also much more of a dry mouthfeel. Other than that, still a good beer and definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

Poured a clear golden-orange color with a slightly off-white 1 finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Very little carbonation rising.

Aroma is sweet, citrus and some piney hops.

Taste was of citrus [grapefruite tartness], toasted rice, light malts with some hops at the end. Adjuncts are noticeable but not dominating.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Slightly sticky.

Overall, a very drinkable brew. Better than expected. I will certainly have again. Nice can too!

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Photo of tjcmi
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Do you like grapefruit? If so, this beer will not disapoint. The beverage Shinto beer most reminded me of was Fresca. Which is not to say that this is a bad brew, it's just that the grapefruit taste was so overwhelming I couldn't find much else hitting my palate.

The beer poured smoothly from the can with a small head that faded quickly when I poured it into a pint glass. The color was a nice pale amber, beautiful when placed next to the yellow of a Super Dry, Kirin, or any other Japanese macro. Unfortunately Shinto is almost as carbonated as those beers, which brings down the mouthfeel and drinkability.

I love this beer for two main reasons. First, it's great in the morning and afternoon, when you're not quite ready for a heavy beer but want something with more taste than the standard Japanese fare. And second, it's only 295 yen per can in Ise, which is a steal for micro-brewed beers in Japan. Moreover, I couldn't taste a huge difference between the cheap Shinto can and the 900 yen bottle of the same brewery's pale ale. This is a good beer to pick up if you're in the area.

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Photo of kofukasho
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Naerhu
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful transparent copper amber beer with a white head.
S - Piney aroma with nice malty, spicy brown sugar yeast notes.
T - Very quick finish, which most Japanese love, light bready malt, not a lot of bitterness.
M - Too carbonated, but then again, thats the way most Japanese like their beer.
D - Pleasant. This would be great the next time I need to take something to a party.

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Photo of Pretendbeard
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Shinto Beer from Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. / Ise Kadoya Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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