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


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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lillmuffin (56) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
Strong ginger aroma. Half dark amber golden color. Sweet ginger soda-ish taste. Clearly not for people who dislike the taste of Ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2014
Tastes like drinking gingernut cookies and very sweet on the palate, so much so that the sweetness from the ginger is a overbearing and dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (3601) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a hazy amber-golden colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of perfume and flowers. Taste of sweet pickled ginger, ginger soda, flowers, rice and leaves. Finishes off like perfume with floral hints. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1807) - 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. It’s an agreeable brew, but lacks complexity. Plus, the ginger thing isn’t quite as satisfying as some English variations I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
A real ginger aroma ,but the ale’s sweetness takes away the ginger in the flavour. A bit disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1137) - União da Vitória, 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 picância de gengibre e leve dulçor de chocolate. meio enjoativa, falta algo para balancear. lembra vinho carmenere (leve acidez e tambem dulçor). 70s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (5675) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, ginger and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1180) - Røros, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2447) - 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.

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