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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pretty mediocre amber ale with very light ginger notes in the middle. The base beer is exceedingly boring with just some caramel sweet malts and little else.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlukic (6) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
Not really any other ginger flavored beers like this. Ginger forefront and center, monolithic, like drinking Sam Adams and chewing on a ginger candy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gutifa (135) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2014
Brown with two fingers of head. Yeasty, chocolate, toffee and some spices in nose. In mouth it starts with little bit of ginger, some caramel, spices and some alcoholic warm in the end. A really good beer for a cold winter day. A good surprise!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks avrashi. Hazy golden-orange. Spicy aroma with ginger and caramel. Sweetish and spicy flavor with malt, caramel, ginger and a finish with stronger spiciness. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (914) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
330 ml wide brown bottle bb2014-01, gift from Rune, thanks a lot! Good light apricot-coloured head, diminishes to a nice carpet, on the hazy amber slightly red body, with micro-submarines. Lots of herby scents, peaches, hops and malt, ginger, herbs, strawberry, spruce almighty. Fruity taste, hops, roasted malt, barbecue oil, wood, meat. Full bodied. Well balanced. Carbonation suits this beer well. Ends with much of the taste, with some bitter caramels too, and warmth. This was really something more tasteful than all these gingers we can’t rate anyway because they are in fact limonades. Overall; approved and enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torriman (25) - Valencia, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2014
In 33 ml bottle. Very low carbonation. Very good balance and nice ginger taste. Despite its 8% alcohol you don’t appreciate it. Good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Just a plain ginger amber ale, those Japanese should be bigger risk takers,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a rich amber with a beige head that slowly disappears. Not surprisingly it smells like ginger with some malt in there. Tastes like ginger with spice coming through. Also has some sweet taste to it, caramel almost. Interesting beer, the ginger is prominent but not overwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Amber,slightly murky,little head. Ginger aroma,sweet,b-vitamins. Taste is floral,ginger,malty carmel sweetness.Foamy carb mouthfeel. Kinda hoppy,kinda weird but good also.Slightly old probably.I like it more than not.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Ginger, spicy, caramel aromas. Pours dark amber with nice tan head, some lacing. Medium body,average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is spicy, fresh ginger, malty, caramel. Ginger is well integrated, noticed but not saturating at all. Nice and enjoyable.


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