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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: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - 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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (7031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (horse feed, cereal, wort, grain, husks). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky/raw. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Icky raw aroma that’s exactly like bad non-alcoholic beer, raw barley and wort. An offensive drain pour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
350 ml can. (Marukai Market Place) Honolulu, HI.
Clear golden color with a small white head. Dry papery, corny and ricey aroma. The flavor is dry corny malt, rice and paper. Some mild sweetness lurking there in the back. The aroma and flavor ain’t that strong. Stop wasting the best quality Koshihikari rice for this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
grainy, cardboard/paper, mild herbaceous/grass pokes through every once in a while. pretty boring and not worth the premium over any generic lager

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (1574) - 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. I’m really not a fan of Koshihikari beers...why do I keep rating them? Because it was in a can I guess...sigh.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
From a bottle. Pours dull amber with minimal head, typical of style, mildly sweet malt aroma, sessionable, not terrible.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1614) - 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 insípida.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (835) - 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: I’m 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JaKeAFC (811) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2015
60cl bottle in a japanese style club in Manhattan, NY, 04.04.2015. Didn’t 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a light golden. Aroma is light, and malty. Taste is very light, slightly citric.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (3287) - 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.


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