Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル) | Suntory

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Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル)Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル)
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Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル)Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル)
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Brewed by:
Suntory
Japan
suntory.com

Style: Japanese Happoshu

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ristaccia on 07-25-2015

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2
Ratings:
3
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of jlindros
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing, specifically done for the style, second to last for me with only the non-alcoholic style remaining... HOW IT SHOULD BE!

Fizzy light head, crystal clear light slight yellow color.

Light corn or rice kinda thing, light malt, toasty pilsner malt, perhaps a hint of a grassy hop, more rice mash as I smell deeper, toasted straw pilsner, just faint hint of mineral sulfury thing macro lager thing.

Taste brings mild sweet malt, corn mash or rice mash thing, with toasted straw pilsner malt, mild skunky mineral sulfur thing, little fruity note even, fruity lager. Hint grassy hop, touch of bitterness and fair sweetness. Finish sweet sticky, light pilsner, touch skunky bitterness note.

Mouth is lighter bod, soft, decent carb, small popping bubble.

Overall not bad actually, not great but better than I expected.

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Photo of rudzud
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enormous thanks for this beer. I finally get to review this style.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin fizzy head that fades to leave thin clouds.

S - Aromas of grassy hops, toasty euro malts, faint grains, rice perhaps. Very pilsner like. Not nearly as sweet on the nose as I would have expected. The hops fade a little, but still it is more aromatic than an American adjunct lager.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, faint grassy notes. Light euro pale malts, rice, sweet sugar notes which I expect due to the style. Hops fade on the finish, not bitter at all. This really is almost like a soda version of a German pilsner. Tasty, easy drinking.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, bright, crisp, albeit watery.

O - Overall this beer was really nice and definitely not what I was expecting from the style. Could definitely see this as an ice cold summer brew Japan.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kinmugi Clear Label (金麦クリアラベル) from Suntory
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 3 ratings