Full Review

Kawaba

Kawaba
"Sunrise Ale"

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kawaba
"Sunrise Ale"

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy dark copper color. Lively, fruity aromas of toasted fruitcake, toffee, and tamarind with a supple, soft, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, carefree caramelized fruits, peppered lettuce, and sprouts finish. A malt driven, English-style amber with good sessionability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruitcake, toffee, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: caramelized fruits, peppered lettuce, and sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Orange Chicken, Turkey Kabobs, Port Salut
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A malt driven, English-style amber with good sessionability.

The Importer

Pacific International Liquor, Inc.

The Importer
4800 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058
USA
1 323-582-6605

Their Portfolio

88 Kawaba "Sunrise Ale" 5% (Japan)
87 Kawaba Sunrise Ale 5% (Japan)

Amber Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Amber ales can be anywhere from light copper to light brown in color and typically range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are light-to-medium bodied and are quite malty but not heavily caramelized in flavor. This is a more modern, non-traditional style, and many of these beers borrow heavily from the characteristics associated with more classical styles such as pale ales or bitters. Many North American brewers are now producing ales under this designation. We also classify “red ales” in this category. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Amber Ale, Rogue American Amber Ale and Stone Levitation Ale.