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


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RATINGS: 585   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1695) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Hasegawa Liquors. Maybe not the freshest sample. Not quite what I expected, deep dark brown and malty. Heavy caramel malt flavour, spicy ginger and nutmeg, like dark ginger cake. A touch cloying and heavy. Interesting, but not convinced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (5162) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Ruby reddish colour with medium beige head.Aroma is strong spicey ginger and cinnamon,sweet nice spicey type of beer reminds me of x-mas cake even a bit peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (296) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at home, one year past "best before date". Poured a dark golden color with a tempting head. Ginger and citrus as well as christmas cookies aromas. Lightly sweet, very bubbly and yeasty taste. Ok, but must try a clean fresh version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Dark golden with a white head. A lot of ginger both in the aroma and taste. Also some citrus, light malt and bread. The body was around medium. An ok one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1779) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Hazy dark amber with a medium head. Citrus, ginger, caramel, herbal notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (736) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2015
Hazy dark amber. Delicious esb english pale ale aroma with fresh cut ginger. Extremely malty with a subtle ginger background. Sticky malty and all around fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (301) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 25, 2015
Приятны& мягкий имбирь вкус, аромат имбиря, во вкусе лёгкая сладост& Цвет янтарны& мутнова& Мало пены.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1324) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy amber color forming a medium solid and creamy head with good retention and only few lacings left in the glass. Nose is sweet, fruity and grassy. Strong caramelish nose. Grapefruit. Flowery hops. Light spicy notes. Taste is sweet and biscuity. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. Grapefruit. Grassy hops. Hints of ginger. Moderate but persistent bitterness. Full creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Persistent caramel in the aftertaste. Great drinkability. I was expecting more ginger but, at the same time, less quality. Proved me wrong. A winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (3361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Nose of ginger, stewed dark fruit, tea, spice, and alc. fumes. Cloudy reddish/brown color. Ginger, jujube,toasty malt, caramel, and a spicy finish. Some decided alc. presence in mid palate. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, if a bit candyish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Amber with copper color, good creamy foam. Aroma: complex, sweetness, malt, ginger, honey, quince and spices. Taste: ginger, maltwith it honey sweetness and caramel aftertaste, sympathetic bitter hops, warming.

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