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Echigo Koshihikari

Brewed by Echigo Beer Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
(Translated from the Japanese on the can) We’ve used the delicious water and Koshihikari rice that Niigata’s nature has provided and made this in a German-style decoction mash. This is a dry beer with a crisp palate and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
borre_m (677) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a light golden. Aroma is light, and malty. Taste is very light, slightly citric.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (2870) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Smells and tastes like an adjunct lager, possible a little light struck funk to go with it. Pale golden with musty grain aroma (rice?). Taste is more grain, export lager quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taboada (510) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 19, 2015
650 mml bottle tasted on the 14/06/2015. Golden colour with bad retention. Aroma of malts and grains. Taste is watery and grainy. Next one please!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. And it’s a crappy and cheap export lager. It tastes stale and a little sweet with little real character to it. A bit of corn and bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
teddybeer (2764) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Golden color with a white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma has grassy notes, light malts and hay. Light maltiness with a light sweetness. Watery on palate.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krumbum (703) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Smells like a wet basement. Golden water color. Light smooth malt, easy drinker not skunky refreshing. Light and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Manslow (379) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Piwo ryżowe i ten aromat i smak jest wyczuwalny, słodkie orzeżwiające. Łagodna goryczka. Pijalne ale brakuje mu charakteru. Pite z butelki.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1277) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
An interesting rice beer. Pours an ugly pee yellow with a white head. Smells a bit of sweet rice and sake. Taste is more creamy then expected, with a sweet rice throughout. Nice finish. Paired with Thai shrimp rolls, more sweetness and a bit of ginger is brought out. Had in the bottle. 997

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (418) - - SEP 15, 2014
It’s a lager. Little else to say. Light malts, a bit of sweetness. Refreshing but not too memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Location: Bottle at The General, 8/30/14

Aroma: The aroma is similar to most pale lagers, slightly sweeter, light hop, notes of rice
Appearance: It pours a golden-orange color with a fairly small head and light lace
Flavor: The flavor is light as well, with a bit of sweetness, and a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is light with plenty of carbonation, not as watery as many of the pale lagers around
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty decent example example of a pale lager. It has more flavor than many in the style, and comes off as less watery as well. Not a great beer, but you could do a lot worse.

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