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Echigo Koshihikari

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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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.


3
   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!

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maxwelldeux (4158) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
teddybeer (2699) - Paris, FRANCE - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krumbum (660) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Manslow (365) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1270) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (406) - - SEP 15, 2014
It’s a lager. Little else to say. Light malts, a bit of sweetness. Refreshing but not too memorable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4623) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (985) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pleasant aroma of grain malt, caramel, subtle hops and biscuit. Appears gold with no foam. Taste is malty sweetness, creamy caramel, biscuit malt and toasted grains. Overall, very simple yet refreshing. Tastes very similar to Kirin Ichiban.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vulcanmeister (204) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours from 500ml bottle a pale golden with a creamy lasting head. Aroma is grass,rice, and a hint of honey. Taste is the same with a crisp finish. Soft body and medium carbonation. Good with sushi.


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