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


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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(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.

Ret12's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2012
This reminded me of a really smooth mass distribution american lager..A little better quality than the mass produced with a very nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Manslow (325) - 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 (1238) - 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 (394) - - 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 (4539) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (966) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vulcanmeister (200) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (492) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekwiadro (346) - POLAND - JUL 29, 2014
świeży zielony zapach - zioła, chmiel, słoma, trawa. odrobinę drożdży i karmelu. dość słodowy. kolor złoty, lekko zmętniony, piana obfita, dość trwała. w smaku wytrawny, ale wcale nie wodnisty. na pierwszy plan wychodzi przyjemna, średnia i mocno wyczuwalna goryczka - zioła, trawa. pozostawia ciekawy, trudny do określenia posmak. trochę jak woda po płukaniu ryżu, lekko słodki, lekko mączny. dość aksamitne i gładkie mimo wysokiego nasycenia. zdecydowanie ciekawe i warte polecenia piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pale golden. Small white head. Not much to the aroma. Grain. Light honey sweetness. Some corn. Flavor fairs a little better. Pleasant sweetness with some character. Light and easy drinking. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Serge1A (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
This is a good one especially for Asian food! It makes taste it better! It is truly a craft beer and very rare.

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