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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Yurei by Arches Brewing

June, 2021
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Yurei by Arches Brewing is a Japanese-style Lager and is being evaluated as an International Pale Lager (category 2A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). International Pale Lagers are golden-colored lagers with less adjuncts than typical American lagers. The malt is light but noticeable, esters are not present and the hop intensity can be from low to medium. Yurei is brewed with German Gungeist hops.

Yurei pours golden in color with a good clarity and a big, fluffy white head.  The aroma is of moderate-light apricot and spicy hops over a light pils malt. The flavor is moderate-light pils malt that is evenly balanced by spicy and herbal hops with citrusy notes. The beer finishes dry and crisp with a moderately light bitterness, light pils malt and light spicy hops.

Yurei is an exceptional lager. The lager has a quality pils malt flavor that is well balanced by a unique hop that has traditional noble hops (spicy and herbal) characters to go along with the citrus and apricot notes. Cheers, Prost, Kanpai!