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


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RATINGS: 576   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 RE-RATE FOR BETTER BOTTLE surprisingly full-bodied, fruity and with layers of complex herbal spice and even some clovey phenols. What a difference a fresh bottle makes... -- ORIGINAL LOWER RATE - Bottle labeled Real Ginger Brew, which is less dumb. Yep, it’s a cloudy spicy sour-smelling wheat beer that smells this time a little like ginger. Howe exciting. Taste follows on smell, with added mineral and tart fruit. Certainly different. 7 3 6 2 12 = 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
This bottle was bought maybe six months ago. There was a ginger ginsing aroma whafting from the mushroom cloud head on a dark yellow body. But the taste was skunky, with astringent finish. medium mouthfeel,not too drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Nice for a ginger. Ginger and caramel on the nose. Flavor is much the same. Finish is a bit thin and metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeBuff (7) - Rancho Santa Margarita, USA - JUL 26, 2009 does not count
Real Ginger Brew, 11. 2oz bottle at home in a Ommegang Hennein wine style glass. Poured this beer at 55 deg and started drinking at 55 deg F, using and infrared thermometer. Beer pours a amber/ caramel with a off white head, good lacing. Nose has strong ginger and lemon with a honey balance. I do get some funk but not sure if its because the bottle had be pulled out of the fridge a couple of times since it did have some floaters. Mouth feel has strong carbonation bite that is aided by the ginger but fades after 5 seconds. Enjoyed this brew however their sake cake and espresso are still my favs from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle. Caramel colored pour. Ginger filled aroma with some spicyness & sweet malts. Taste is heavy ginger up front with nice caramel malt backbone. Palete cleansing almost. Went well with spicy eel rolls

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a smooth mug. Appearance: It has a dark amber brown body with orange highlights. On top sits tall foamy off white head with very good retention and makes good lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has heavy hit of ginger in sweet fruity and bready malt with some funky yeast and spices. Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor is true to its aroma. It has a solid medium body with a strong spicy ginger presence with a touch of allspice. This is layered over a sweet bready and fruity malt with a note of apple juice, citrus and a touch of funky yeast. The spice and mild alcohol presence warms the palate and the finish shows a light touch of hops. The texture is slick and lively with nice active carbonation. Notes: Overall this beer is very interesting with many layers of complexity. This is not a beer you can drink a lot of but I did enjoy it and would highly recommend this beer to someone who is looking for something different maybe odd and defiantly special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours coppery amber with an average beige head. Aroma is ginger, spices, and a bit of hop. Flavor is sweet, lots of ginger, a bit fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of ginger, spices, light pumpkin, slight fruit, slight nutmeg, and ginger-cookie. Poured very deep amber/dark pumpkin in color with a small, beige head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily sweet. Tastes of ginger, slight pumpkin, hops, slight caramel, and some spice. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, ginger, hop, and slight caramel finish. Lots of ginger that is not really balanced by any hops or malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2546) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
11.2 oz bottle courtesy of Tim. Pours a deep caramel with a medium light beige head. Aroma of ginger, tea and toothpaste. Taste of ginger, toothpaste, tea and bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Hazy amber-orange, a bubbly white head with some lacing. Slightly tart nose of ginger, apple, and some minor hop presence in citrus and grass. Very sweet flavor. Ginger is too dominant in the mouth, some tea and malt struggling to find a place. Crisp mouth, short finish. Still drinkable and even reminiscent of NG Belgian Red, but this is not nearly as interesting or cohesive.

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