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Heian | Matsuya Kyoto Machiya Beer Brewery

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Matsuya Kyoto Machiya Beer Brewery

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by donnebaby on 08-09-2004

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Socrates
2.05/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This beer is not retired, I just bought it.

Nice dark body, tan colored head with medium-sized bubbles showing good carbonation. A bit soapy looking later on. Nice roasted malt initial flavor and aroma, but then it tastes a burnt on the back end. Yes, burnt, they didn't just roast, they turned the malts almost into charcoal. I can't say I really like this burnt aftertaste. It is too bad, because it could otherwise potentially be a very nice beer. The burnt flavor overpowers the hops, so I can't say anything about them.

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Photo of bobsy
3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice schwarz from this small Japanese brewery located near the shogun's palace in Kyoto. Great appearance can't really be faulted, although it could lace more, but that's being picky. Black with a large creamy tan head that looks like a yeast explosion. Strong roasty smell - some coffee and grains. Roasted flavour - again the coffee and grains, but pleasingly light. Not as sweet as I expected, and more quenching. Medium-light body and carbonation. Very good.

Seems to have been permanently added to the selection.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin bubbles, yet long lasting. Very sticky. Smell was pungent, sweet roasted grains; grains with a dry grain underlie.

Taste full and complex, smattered with coffee and ginger and roasted wheat, and actually dead on to the taste of a certain brown grain shaving used to cover a special type of mochi/anko desserts whose name escapes me...resembles sweet oats. Also a low floweryness that seems to lighten the whole beverage.

Mouthfeel is full, dry and grainy. Low carbonation.

Interesting beer--I hope it's more than a limited edition.

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Heian from Matsuya Kyoto Machiya Beer Brewery
3.19 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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