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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6665) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
Ruby beer, huge fluffy head. Clear ginger flavour in a rather soft ale, not overpowering. Hot aftertaste. Very pleasant, would be lovely with sushi or spicy food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle/11.2oz - Poured a darkish amber in color with a small very light tan head that hung around to produce some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma was slightly tart and faint of ginger and other spices. Flavor was an interesting mix of tartness, a small amount of ginger and flowery hops. Finish is slightly sour with a lingering mild bitterness, some mild ginger and some spiciness. Just OK... I was expecting more ginger flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
My friend Travis brought this one from out of state to the annual Memorial Day party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a huge orange-tan head that lingered. The aroma was strong candied ginger and ginger ale. The flavor was tangy and tart with spicy candied ginger and a touch of cinnamon. The finish was long, dry and spicy ginger. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is sweet tarts, ginger, malts, flowers, and spiced. The look is cloudy, golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is lemonade, powdery, sweet, slight tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Great sweet beer. Aromas of ginger, burnt caramel, and some alcohol. Taste is sweet, with a touch of sourness, and bitter notes; it lasts long. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (396) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2010
330mL bottle, labelled "Real Ginger Brew". Pours hazy golden brown with suspended sediment, a lot of bubbles, a small persistent off white head and some mottled lacing. The aroma is subdued, caramel, dark fruit and some ginger. The ginger comes forward in the flavour, with medium sweetness and low-medium bitterness while the alcohol is also noticeable. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, silky, and dry in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2010
Rich dark red/amber and minimal head. Aromas of sweet malt & ginger spice. Flavour is the same with a definate medicinal character. Seems to be out of balance to me. Mix it with something else maybe! Not my fav from Kiuchi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12679) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloud orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of ginger, horseblanket, citrus, and florals. Flavor of ginger, orange, caramel, brett, and florals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Copper color with lots of bubbles. Malty, hoppy, and faint sweet-spicy ginger aroma. I already love it. Then it goes sort of downhill from there. Sweet, strongly ginger flavor, with a slightly unpleasant hop bitterness at the end. Unique it is, but itís too much like ginger beer to be a good ginger-flavored ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
Poured a dull amber brown body with a short head. Nose is a bit of ginger and sweet. Taste comes across a little woody, ginger again definitely, didnít notice the alcohol. Enjoyed most of the Hitachino beers I have tried though this one didnít do a lot for me.

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