schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt: cookie, toast
Initial: light sweetness
Finish: light bitterness
Finish Duration: short
ronaldtheriot (1702) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Echigo Koshihikari has a thick, slightly off-white head, a hazy, straw-gold appearance, some bubbles, and significant lacing left behind. The aroma is of sharp, sweet boiled rice and pale malts. Taste is of those two elements, with balancing hop bitterness, grass, and unsweetened rice pudding. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Echigo Koshihikari finishes decently crisp and and on the clean side of things. RJT
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark straw color with a moderate sized white head. Hints f grains and a decent noble hop aroma. Light caramel and flan flavors. Mild light fruit noted late. Quite easy to drink.
ffbot (278) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyed from the can. This smelt of corn, rice, grains and sweet earth. Taste follows, fresh cooked rice, cold creamed corn, basic earthy grainy taste. Very refreshing and lasting palate of sweetness
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
hopwine (665) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
grainy, cardboard/paper, mild herbaceous/grass pokes through every once in a while. pretty boring and not worth the premium over any generic lager
willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
StevieT (1374) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle. Pours dull amber with minimal head, typical of style, mildly sweet malt aroma, sessionable, not terrible.
jamaty (1748) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.