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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6500) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Pours cloudy amber with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with ginger and sweetness. Flavor is caramel malt, ginger and brown sugar with a semi-dry finish. Not the offensive ginger bomb I was expecting. Reminds me of a Christmas ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
royalliquors (12) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours with a sparkling amber body and an average off-white head. Mild nutty, caramel with citrus. Cherry and peach on the front, and vanilla on the back. Pretty good, but it gets tiresome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Pours hazy brown amber with very little head. Aroma of caramel and ginger. Taste is sweet with some herby spice from the ginger but not overwhelming. Medium body with smooth carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Sampled at Village Pourhouse courtesy of CUJO. Poured a very inviting deeply dark brown. Taste was not as much ginger as I would have guessed... not even close. More like a starchy malt tone with asian/belgian spice undertones. Palate was hearty. The image of the bottle is making me laugh..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
tap: pint glass: VPH: I must say I like this brewery for their use of unique flavors, this one being no exception. Pours mostly clear deep amber... lots of pour bubbles leaving a solid finger of white head. The nose was very aromatic, very bright, lots of citrus fruits, florals and some spices. The carbonation brings the flavor immediately throughout your mouth... a rush of medium/ full bodied malts, a blend of sweet and bitter that is hard to put a finger on. There is the distinctive scratch in the back of your throat that the spice of ginger can bring, but not overpowering. Truly a solid brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin soapy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, citrus and ginger with a malt backbone. Flavor is basically malt with a slightly spicy ginger backbone. Full, bubbly carbonated mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
330mL as Hitachino Real Ginger Brew (olive label). Pours an unclear reddish amber with a two-finger, fizzy, soda-like, dark tan head. Leaves some okay lacing. Great crystal malt and caramel nose with some funky leather, spice, cinnamon, ginger root. Taste is spicy, vinegary with apple juice, sour tartness, and some grainy dryness in the finish. Ginger is not overwhelming. This overall is very well balanced, a bit sour, and is quite refreshing. Very interesting. A nice surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a off-white head over a gold body with a few small particles. Aroma of both fresh and pickled ginger, caramel and ginger-ale. Taste is ginger, earth, and dirt. None of the sweetness I like with ginger-ales, not caramel malty back bone either. Low residual sugars, tastes like I am eating the root straight. Lightly spicy finish. Fizzy and dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissK (20) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottled - could not drink this one down (I’m not a huge fan of ginger, so that was probably the issue). Looked wonderful, with nice carbonation and a thick head. Tasted just like ginger with a citrus-y bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Hitachino Nest Ginger Brew is a translucent (but not at all transparent) orangish red ale. It’s very sparkling with lots of particles. It has a thick multi-colored head, marbled from white to rusty brown. It’s dense, with outstanding retention and lacing. There is a lot of dirty ginger in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. It has a very fluffy medium body that’s very smooth with a sharp, slightly gritty finish. There’s not really any sweetness. It’s tangy. The ginger is pretty prominent, but not dominant. It’s tangy, leathery, Belgian-like, almost salty. It’s very unique!


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