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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 534   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
A very interesting beer. Definite spice and ginger in the aroma. Flavors where sweet malt, ginger, spice, pepper, and hints of citrus and earthiness. This is a very well done spiced ale, surprisingly well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Nice and subtle, with just the right amount of ginger spices. The mouthfeel is simple and almost delicate. The nose is way different than the palate. Has a bit of spiciness and sweetness in the malt profile. Very earthy, but stil manages to stay crisp and clean, without being overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, mahogany body with a thin, frothed, whiteish head. Smell: Perfumy aroma smelling predominately of candied ginger. Taste: Delicate, sweetish maltiness along with that candied ginger flavor. Tiny dash of pear juice. The ginger spiciness is left to do most of the balancing as thereís only a slight, earthy bitterness. A dull, gingery burn sits on the tongue beyond the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: Better than expected. Seriously! Plenty of ginger without being off-putting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Name: Real Ginger Ale
Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: big sweet ginger aroma enhanced by the sweet crystal malt to turn it into crystalized ginger candy,
Flavor: big sweet crystal and caramel malt flavor, lots of ginger character but within balance of the malt, nice peppery spicyness from or in addition to the ginger, light balancing bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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 (7133) - 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 (4699) - 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 (761) - 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).


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