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


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RATINGS: 592   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle from LCBO. Hazy caramel with a medium foamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, malt and spices. Flavor is Ginger, caramel, brown sugar, malt, soap, herbal notes and a moderate bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. GInger is predominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3888) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy amber body with a fair off-white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with ginger and fruity (melon, grapefruit) hints. Good hoppy taste which carries malty, ginger, brown sugar, and woody notes. It ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2010
330ml Bottle: Comes as "Real Ginger Brew", but I assume it to be the same as this one here. Pours a dark amber brown, reasonably thick slightly off-white head. Extremely sweet aroma of ginger, molasses and brown sugar. Smooth sipping, like silk, albeit cloyingly sweet while doing so. Great ginger flavour is prominent, an almost lactose quality surrounding it, pine and molasses. This is pretty good for what it promises to be - real ginger ale. Good work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3436) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy reddish gold with small but lasting tan head. Sweet citrus fruit, ginger, pepper and alcohol in the aroma. Taste of sweet fruit, honey and ginger especially towards the end. A little bit like a Ricola cough drop but not in bad way. Some alcohol warmth in finish. Different and decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Quite earthy and spicy with subtle honey notes. The Ginger is quite sweet and reminds me of candied ginger dipped in honey. There is an earthy herbal finish, and some more sweet Ginger candy. Not bad but I can’t drink more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
330 mL bottle. Brown sugar brown will very little head. Ginger dominates the aroma, and is quite appealing. Some sweet caramel underneath. Kinda reminds me of spruce beer. The ginger is not exactly subtle in the flavour, but it’s not as dominant as it is in the aroma. There is some sweet caramel and a touch of citrus in there as well. Slight bitterness in the finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strowlands8 (185) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours brown with a nice fluffy off-white head. BIG aroma of ginger from the second you open the bottle. Smell is the same as a real spicy ginger ale. The taste is a bit mellower with some sweet malts coming through but still lots of ginger, and maybe some other spices as well. Mouthfeel is soft and not too carbonated. Overall I like the beer but the ginger is a bit too prominent for me personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramel malt and toffee with some very subtle ginger notes. Taste is also dominated by caramel malt with sweet toffee notes while ginger is hidden quite well in this whole mix. Body is full with limited filtration and some average carbonation. Not bad overall but I was expecting a beer more focus toward ginger then strong caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
330 ml bottle: Pours a copper-red semi hazed ale in the glass. DEcent 2 finger cap, good retention and lacing. Aroma is Caramel-toffee malts over herbal-grassy ginger tones. Medium body, rich malty-spicy character, light peppery mouth feel. Flavor is a wonderful cacophony of rich Marris otter and caraMunich malts, peppery bittering as the hops ride with the spicey Ginger in balancing the front....middle gets some interesting flavor amalgams...long rich finish, ginger and some fusil mingle with sweet malting....long lingering warming. A world class specialty beer. Well carried off, substantial and deeply flavorful.

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