Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle, small stable creamy head, clear copper color, aroma of ginger spice caramel and some candy, flavor of caramel and ginger with a coarse grapefruit bitterness. The base beer is much too malty and heavy doesn’t blend with the ginger and spice. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2740) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, ginger / Malta, dulce, gengibre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts and ginger with hints of bread. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Amber with a small off white head. Spicy and malty tones. Ginger, malt, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a Nice spicy / malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3933) - Radom, POLAND - APR 9, 2016
Piana spora i trwala kolor miedziany metnisty dosc ciemny. Zapach imbiru limonki i nieco aloesu. W smaku przyprawowe lekko ostrawe, imbir pieprz, kurkuma i inne ostre przyprawy. Przy tym bardzo slodowe i slodkawe. Chmielenie lekkie i ginie na tle slodowosci. Ogolnie smaczne i wyraziste i bardzo przyprawowe Ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (1343) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Hazy copper with beige head. Light aroma of ginger and flowers. Sweetish and sour flavor with lots of ginger, soapy with some graininess, harsh ginger bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 11,2 fl.oz from Bier-Bienne (CH). Reddish brown with a huge ochre foam. Appetizing perfumes of malt, caramel, ginger. Just like the taste, syrupy, unctuous, powerful with candied ginger, spices, toffy-honey and earthy-citrusy hop. A little soda like but betrayer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Unexpectedly malty, sweet, ginger spiced aroma with a rich, almost honey-like quality. Clear with a darker than expected reddish-brown hue and yellowish head. Particularly nice colour. Very, rounded flavour balancing soft, yet rich malt with light spice, masking the alcohol very well. Slight banana coming through also which complements toffee flavours produced by the malt. The spice isn’t very obviously ginger though, it’s more just sort of general spice which doesn’t give the clean effect I’m really looking for. Smooth and soft texture with a light, fuzzy carbonation. I would’ve expected the carbonation to be a bit higher and crisper and whilst I normally love softness in a beer, I think the flavours here might’ve benefited from a crisper, harder feel. Overall though a great beer to experience. It isn’t the refreshing type of ginger beer which I was kind of expecting and is instead much thicker and ’chewier’. It has it’s place and is certainly well-made but the general ’spice addition’ flavour doesn’t tend to go down so well with me as I sense it as a bit artificial. Perhaps it is the particular preparation of ginger doing this but as a spiced beer in it’s own right, it’s still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1442) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Appearance: cloudy medium amber with one finger of medium dense light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel malt, citrus, mild ginger, mild mixed spices. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, mild bitter and lightly spicy finish. (3/5) I just realized what this reminds me of: pumpkin beer. Oh, and American Strong Ale. I mean, yeah, I get the ginger - eventually - but it takes a seat right at the very back of this bus. This is nothing like your typical Jamaican-style ginger beers. In fact, it sort of reminds me of Arrogant Bastard. With a shot of pumpkin spice. (13/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (418) - Fetsund, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2016
33 cl, bottle conditioned. Unfiltered with a merky appearance, thin tan head, low carbonation. Smells like fruit-cake, caramel and, of course, ginger. Medium carbonation, slightly dry mouthfeel. Taste is full of herbs and spices, sweet caramel, honey/fruit-cake and a nice ginger note at the back. The ginger is nicely blended in, and don’t bring you the kind of ginger-kick you can get from a saison sometimes. Interesting beer, but one bottle is enough for me.

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