Full Review

Kawaba

Kawaba
Sunrise Ale

Category: Amber Ale

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

Kawaba
Sunrise Ale

Category: Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 5%
Cloudy copper color. Grainy aromas and flavors of bread crust, dried fruits, and buttery praline with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed finish that presents notes of starfruit and nectarine, sweet potato skin, wet grass, and pepper finish. A snappy bready amber ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: bread crust, dried fruits, and buttery praline
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of starfruit and nectarine, sweet potato skin, wet grass, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Port Salut
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A snappy bready amber ale.

The Importer

Pacific International Liquor, Inc.

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

Their Portfolio

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.