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


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
(Translated from the Japanese on the can) Weíve used the delicious water and Koshihikari rice that Niigataís nature has provided and made this in a German-style decoction mash. This is a dry beer with a crisp palate and finish.

mattkatz's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattkatz (13) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
17oz bottle pour, small beer glass. Pale yellow color, with little head, but lots of carbonation. Dry, crisp lager, paired great with sushi, and sriracha spice. No lingering bitterness like other Japanese premium beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (1093) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
Can from Foodshow in Tokyu. Drank straight from the can. Aromas of sweet rice and light peach. Taste is similar. Fairly sweet, but still drinkable. Iím really not a fan of Koshihikari beers...why do I keep rating them? Because it was in a can I guess...sigh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StevieT (1112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
From a bottle. Pours dull amber with minimal head, typical of style, mildly sweet malt aroma, sessionable, not terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Dorada clara y limpia, de un dedo de espuma blanca y fina burbuja. Aroma escaso, herbal. En boca es eminentemente cereal pero no dulce, con amargor moderado. Seca, e insŪpida.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
Visual: Pours golden orange with a sizeable foamy head, a 1mm layer of ultra fine retention, lots of spread out steady streams. Nose: bright and sweet barley malts, trace (lvl-3)-pungency Attack: super crisp bite Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-gentle sweetness, (MAIN) cereal grain, faint barley malt Finish: liquid malt adjunct sweet finish. Summary: Iím guessing the sweetness comes from the rice. 100% a meal beer; not a whole lot of flavour but does a good job of cleansing the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaKeAFC (780) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2015
60cl bottle in a japanese style club in Manhattan, NY, 04.04.2015. Didnít know this was a rice beer, felt like a lager/pilsener. Pale yellow color, clear, average white head, mild grainy aroma, light body, dry finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
borre_m (779) - 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 (3026) - 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 (547) - 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 (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. And itís 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 (2847) - 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.

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