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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 491   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Yep... It’s a ginger beer. Aroma consisted of spicy ginger and a truly off putting wet sock funk. Doughy malt as well. Pours a muddy dark orange/copper with a lasting brownish withe head leaving spotty lacing. Flavor consisted of wet, doughy malt and a less than spicy ginger essence. Some grassy hops hiding behind the weak initial flavors. Medium body with delicate and soft carbonation. Finishes with a cardboard dryness. Meh...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2172) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottled. Poured copper w/serious head. light and sweet, very gingery I thought.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3602) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2008
330 ml. Murky copper color with a four-finger, lasting head. Spicy citrus and earthy honey aroma is subdued by some slight ginger. Flavor is earthy citrus-resin, caramel, acidic fruit, peppery dried wood, toasted pecan. Thanks goodness the ginger is used mainly as an accent to the rest of the great flavors, only hogging the spotlight slightly in the finish and the aftertaste. Creamy smooth, medium body is tingly and dry on the gingery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4352) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Lightly sweet aroma. Mildly sweet with prominent ginger. A well crafted beer. Interesting palate, soft and light. Gold color and low carbonation. The green bottle is unfortunate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2118) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
From bottle. Aroma of ginger and hops. Clouded bronze in colour with a frothy head. Decent looking beer. Flavour of hops. ginger. Its tangy, little bit of lemon grass or some sort of spice. I love ginger in everything but this beer wasn’t as good as the last ginger style ale I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Murky copper color with no head. Strong ginger aroma, with some soy sauce, salt and dry honey. It smells "Japanese", and by that, it reminds me of opening a package of sushi from a local grocery store and taking that first deep smell. Or walking into a sushi bar. The ginger turns a little sour in the taste. Caramel malt and slight candi sugar. Surprisingly very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota, shared by BDR (formerly brewfiend). Pours a semi-hazed orange amber brew with a thin off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of spiced ginger, flowery hops, yeast funk, and a touch of vinegar. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of strong ginger presence, light bread malt, flowery and grass hops and a touch of alcohol warmth. Finish is a little syrupy more ginger character that overpowers most other flavors. A decent sushi beer if you like ginger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2008
murky brown with brownish head. A nice ginger bite on the nose. Strong ginger taste on the body, with the rough finish that I’d expect in a ginger product.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2008
orangish appearance with mild white head. sweet nose. flavor is very unique with a malty sweetness that is immediately dominated by a strong sweet ginger taste. there is a mild hop presence at the end before a very dry finish. a very interesting beer that is definitely worth trying

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Thebody of this beer is amber and cloudy topped off with very small head. Definitely has a malty Ginger aroma. Theflavor is sweet but filled with carbonation and syrupy sweetness on the end.


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