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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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.


redlight's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
honey aromas with light grassy notes. Pours clear blonde with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is very malty, richer flavor than i expected for a light lager. Nice honey malts upfront with bitter grassy hops. Finishes with a dry earthy bitter hop flavor.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Actually a pretty insipid brew, dry and develops into nothing but tale malt and hop water.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6157) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Slightly any yellow body. Aroma and flavour of cooked rice with a hint of grassy hops. Papery finish. Not as bad as I expected, but not that good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Light rice based lager. Better quality than most majors and about on par with Suntory. No complaints.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2014
Can shared by fajry, many thanks. Pours pale golden, white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty, watery.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (3801) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2014
Can shared by fajry, many thanks Golden color with small white head. Corn, malt in aroma. Taste, malt, corn, rice, cooked vegetables.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
Can. Aroma is disgusting, adjuncts. Clear yellow colour. Taste is sourish, astringent, stale hops.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
Can shared by fajry, many thanks! Corn aroma and taste all over. Unpleasant euro pilsner style industrial flavored water. Just bad.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
17 fl oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Clearwater (thanks Brian / not on ratebeer). Sampled on January 23, 2014. Marked 00050204
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, cream, metallic taste. Sweet, apple, metallic aftertaste. SWeet, sugary scent. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westkyoto77 (439) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 27, 2014
Can from Yamaya. Sour grassy aroma, pale and sudsy-looking in the glass. Perhaps my cam was old, but I got a real sour tang in this one. Rice was definitely prominent, but not too overdone. Just nothing really special, either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdavidh (134) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Typical Japanese lager - nothing special but crisp and refreshing on New Year's Eve with some sushi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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