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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale

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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A dose of fresh ginger roots added to the brewkettle creates an intriguing mix of ginger, malt-sweetness , and citruslike aromas and flavors Hoppy dryness is very subdued with ginger-sweet-spicey notes dominating throughout to the very finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1544) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy medium amber with an ivory head that drops to a cover, no lace. Very still. Taste is malt infused with ginger. That pretty much covers everything, as that moves smoothly right to the tail of the finish. Itís an agreeable brew, but lacks complexity. Plus, the ginger thing isnít quite as satisfying as some English variations Iíve tried.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (153) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
A real ginger aroma ,but the aleís sweetness takes away the ginger in the flavour. A bit disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1087) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
average offwhite frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. orangeish-amber cloudy thick body. aroma: honey biscuit, malt, taffman. if: moderate sweet. ff: heavy sweet; average duration. palate: medium body, lively carbonation, oily texture, light alcoholic finish. leve pic‚ncia de gengibre e leve dulÁor de chocolate. meio enjoativa, falta algo para balancear. lembra vinho carmenere (leve acidez e tambem dulÁor). 70s

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, ginger and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (2959) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Hasegawa Liquor Store, Tokyo Airport. Cloudy medium brown, good head. Mild sweet resin ginger aroma. Bitter sweet barley sugar flavour. Sweet resinous aftertaste. A bit sweet and bland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1007) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Deep golden with a white head - Real good ginger aroma with some sweetness - A very good ginger flavour that is somewhat sweet - Real long ginger finish - This was good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
24.3 oz bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2012. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of ginger root, caramel, pear, apple, citrus zest, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of ginger, malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, light citrus zest, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, grass, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, ginger, toast, brown sugar, pear, apple, brown bread, toffee, herbal, floral, light clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, ginger, and moderate yeast fruitiness; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced amber ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, ginger, and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (930) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Truth in advertising all the way. Iím getting ginger in the aroma, and a big dollop in the flavor. It is quite good -- but if you donít like ginger, donít drink ....

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (1853) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark amber coloured beer with a rich malty and toffee flavour, burnt toffee notes with rich warming ginger on the finish. Very good but too high an ABV for its flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5513) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein orangebraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, Ginger, GewŁrze. Geschmack malzig, trocken fruchtig, Ginger, GewŁrze. Sehr gelungen und gut.


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