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


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RATINGS: 592   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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 (1924) - 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 (2565) - 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 (4303) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity strong ginger aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish fruity spicy ginger flavor. Has a sweetish fruity spicy ginger finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2183) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2009
pours a brown with an orange tint and lots of sediment, small light beige head that goes away quickly, and some lacing. smell is of ginger, spice, orange peel, and a few hops. taste is tangy, lots of ginger, tangerine, tart on the tongue, and some hops, ends a little bitter and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Pours a hazy light amber. Big fluffy head with moderate lacing. Smells of light ginger and holiday spices. Taste is not like beer, more-so a ginger cider. Flat, little carbonation, sticky sweet, and pretty much one note. However, I had a terrible stomach ache tonight and was going to take ginger and figured, why not try this beer? And it actually helped settle my stomach quite a bit. Overall a unique offering that just isnt what I would want, but to a ginger lover, who also is fond of ciders, this could be a real homerun.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Hazy, copper-mahogny with a creamy tan head. A bit of paper and spice aroma. Deeply spiced flavours together with some fruit. Ginger for sure. Not convinced about this one.

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