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


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RATINGS: 586   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 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, didn’t notice the alcohol. Enjoyed most of the Hitachino beers I have tried though this one didn’t do a lot for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Biggish offwhite shiny head. Hazy red body. Strong harmonic gingery aroma with licorice and cough drop notes. Dry gingery herbal taste, quite light, but strong on the ginger. Light body. Faintly hot mouthfeel, presumably from the ginger. Dry peppery gingery aftertaste with herbal floral notes. Nice, and interesting, but a bit one-dimensional. More complexity would improve it dramatically. (0.33l bottle at Olympen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured cloudy gold with an off white head. aroma was ginger and cinnamon. flavor was ginger, cinnamon, and peach.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11055) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
330ml bottle shared with KnutAlbert. Fine, lasting, white layer atop of a cloudy, amber-orange body. Fragile laceworks. Discreet aroma of ginger and malts. Much more prominent in flavour with its integrated sweet malt-ginger profile, offset by a subdued touch of fruity acidity. Long-lived, rounded aftertaste. Enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere with fellow ratebeerians at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo 19.03.2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a murky orange with off-white head. Aroma has a tart sensation to it with a little light earthiness and a bit of brett. Flavor of ginger, light grain, light malt, a hint of leather with a nice tartness at the end. Mouth feel is light body with a high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2010
Large tanned head on a hazy orange body. Good lacing. Hops, ginger. Christmas biscuits and pickled aroma. Flavors are sweet, bitter and alcoholic. Light to medium body. Sticky texture. Some postive memories of Nøgne Ø’s Aku-Aku Lemongrass Ale comes to mind. (33cl bottle at Cardinal Onsdag^2, 17.2.2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Bit of a gusher, pours a somewhat murky brown with a few grey yeast chunks that settle out to the bottom. Nice clean subtle ginger, malt, a bit sweet. Malty but oxidized, ginger comes through a little bit, subtle, almost a vanilla sweetness. Finishes up with more oxidization, soft ginger, and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5240) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. orange/amber with a white head. ummm ginger, honey and more ginger aromas. nice on the palate, ginger honey, light tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye. Another Hitachino gusher!! Poured a hazy orange-ish body with a fizzy quickly receding head. Aroma is sour, band aid, medicine and tartness. Flavor mirrors the aroma. Light ginger present. Very active carbonation with a full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this beer. The beer gushes out the top when opened and then pours a murky orange color with a white head. The aroma is tart lemon with some nice malt and brett character. The flavor is very tart with some brett funk as well as some lemons and oranges. Tart, funky finish. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

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