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


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RATINGS: 557   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2281) - USA - JAN 22, 2009
Grass, citrus, honey, and spice in the aroma, but there is a touch of skank too. Amber pour with impressive lid, Cool label on the bottle. The flavor has lots of citrus, noticeable ginger, roots and herbs, and roasted grain. Oh yeah, there maybe some hops in there too. Definitely unusual. This is the first Japanese craft beer I am rating. It is good, and I look forward to trying more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plan9 (5) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2009 does not count
24.3oz bottle from Knighlty Spirits. Pours a bark copper color with a thick tan head. Nose of pickled ginger. Sweet maltyness with a strong ginger flavor. Would be good with sushi, it’s a little much on it’s own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is caramel, ginger, and floral hops. Cloudy copper with a medium offwhite head. Flavor ginger, light bitterness, and caramel maltiness. Finish is light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is ginger, light caramel, malt, light alcohol. Taste is an interesting ginger, light soapiness, light alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small white head. Nose is ginger, some herbal notes, yeast, light medicine (aspirin like bitter notes), and sweet malts. Taste is herbal and spicy with more ginger, medicine, sweet candy, caramel and yeast. Body is light and very bubbly. Some medicinal notes there as well. Finishes with more ginger, sort of a sweet ginger ale type taste, some herbs and spices, candy and yeast notes. The ginger throughout this did not seem too artificial, thankfully. Overall, not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (546) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. This pours a thumbnail of tan head over a dark orange amber body with tight curtains of lace. The nose is sour and full of yeast, flowers, and a subtle note of ginger. Ginger hits the palate up front and all-around in the flavor, finishing with toasty caramel, malts, subtle soy sauce, and banana. Lively carbonation and medium body. This brew is quite different and tasty. I have enjoyed everything sampled thus far by this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle...murky caramel colored pour. Nose is mainly caramel malt, citrus, candied sugar and fresh ginger. Medium bodied...heavily carbonated. Sweet toffee, massive amounts of ginger and some biscuit malts apparent in the taste. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil. Such an odd beer. I may have had it too warm. Much less ginger than I was expecting. It ends up a rather round berry-type ale with a souring fruit aroma. Resiny sweet hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
Bottle from Yamaoka. Dark brown, low head. Aroma of ginger, with some caramel and malt. Strong ginger flavor, but also good dark malts, caramel, hops, grass, dark fruit. Ginger is leading the way, but there is a lot else going on in there. Bitter, dry, hop and ginger finish with lingering caramel malts. Much nicer than the draught version, which I found far too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
bottle from Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours deep copper color with thin white head. Aroma spices, pineapples, some hops. Taste is mildly spicy, some cane sugar-like flavors, some bitterness. Clean finish. Ginger not overpowering.

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