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

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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a deep amber red color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, ginger, sweet candy, and some earthyness. Flavor is malty, ginger, earthy, grain, alcohol, and a sweet earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet ginger, lemon and grape candy. Body starts fairly full and caramely sugary sweet with a touch of citrus and ginger spice flavor. Finishes crisp and sweet. A pretty interesting and well made brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a very nice brown orange reddish color with a small thin head, almost no lacing. Below average carbonation with a fairly strong smell of flowery hops followed by spice. Tastes or ginger and light malts with hops as a backbone. Light body. Flavor is medium with the ginger not over powering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4534) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Pours deep amber into a tulip. Offwhite head recedes to hug rim. Ginger and sour cherry aromas. Full and creamy with ginger from front to back. Lasting sour hop finish. Like a good Shandy.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee. This much better than Japanese Classic Ale but still isnít all that good. It had the aroma of a kitchen cleaner. I did like the dryness and the ginger but there is still something just off about this beer. Worth a try but I donít think I would want to drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Amber with thin white head. Aroma of mega ginger and sweet malts... pass me the sushi! Aroma of ginger and a touch of spice and sweet malts. Now Iím thinking gingerbread cookie. Finishes a little dry but overall not too bad. Decent spice beer, not sure Iíd run out and buy a whole bunch, but might be fun to try with sushi (which I will run out and get).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Had a bottle of this at Bukowskiís in Cambridge, MA. The bottle had a different label than the one in the picture. A deep and cloudy red. Almost no head. Very little aroma, slightly gingery. Taste was malty, bitter but with noticeable ginger. Not sure that ginger is the best additive to a beer. Interesting, drinkable enough, but no Red Rice Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle poured a semi-dark copper with gold highlights and a faint off white foam. Faint aroma of candied ginger and cherries. Flavor is lightly spicy and earthy with a light to moderate ginger note mingling with sweet malt and some yeasty dough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4708) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle purchased in Hayden. Lite ginger aroma and garden scent. A light easily generated head on rust-amber. Earthy rooty flavour. Moderate ginger. OK. Becomes a little heavy handed the more you drink.

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... Itís 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...


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