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

bottled
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RATINGS: 499   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
Cool cloudy orange colour. Very, very malty with some citrus aspects, alcohol and only a bit of ginger beer in there. Full mouthfeel, dryish finish. Would work with spicy food, on its own the unique flavour is harder to appreciate. Still, surprisingly good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours cloudy brown with a moderately, light brown head. Aroma is citrusy, kind of like Sprite. Dry, something like Pixie Stix. Sweet backing with a lightly ginger flavor. Some qualities of chocolate or caramel prevail with a lightly powdered ginger flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
On tap at the brewery (!) Iím still excited that I actually got to visit the brewery in person. A deep orange color similar to the Amber ale in appearance. This is actually not one of their best, but for the style, it is outstanding. Kouji Tani (who was my guide at the brewery and one of the chief brewers in charge of beer and wine) exprssed some frustration with the beer mostly, I think, because of all of the ginger root which he has to meticulously slice (by hand!) in order to make this beer. Needless to say, I was impressed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3768) - - JUL 28, 2007
dark hazy brown with a large creamy tan head. ginger and medicinal aroma. flavors of cherry, ginger and 7-up. very sweet and different than other ginger beers iíve tried because of the darker, sweeter malts. nicely crafted but not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Thick, dark chestnut color with a small almost non-existing head. Heavy ginger and medicinal nose. Mild malt presence, but this beer is all about ginger. Sharp, mouthwash-like flavor with a continuing ginger taste. This beer is for ginger lovers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (668) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours amber with a very small off-white head, oily on the glass. Nose is sweet, syrupy malt with a bit of ginger. Sweet, malty, creamy/oily mouthfeel, with a ginger flavor in the mix. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Rated 7/7/07. Mine had a different label than what is shown on the profile. Hazy reddish brown body with virtually no head or lacing. Aroma is malty, with quite a bit of ginger. Flavor is like a candied ginger explosion! The backbone is malty, and there are quite a few spicy notes, but the sweet ginger really dominates. I had this with spicy sushi as a palate cleanser, and it served its purpose well. That said, I can see myself drinking this by itself on a hot day. I prefer the Hitachino Nest White, as it has an ample amount of ginger blended with a traditional Witbier, but this beer was a unique change of pace. Try it if you want somethig out of the ordinary.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Has a nice malty aroma with a little ginger. The flavor has a big bite at the beginning and end of nothing but ginger. Itís almost at the point of overpowering, but in a way, it succeeds marvelously.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 20, 2007
pours cloudy gold. aroma is ginger (no duh), spice, sweet malt, and somewhat hop note. taste has a certain ginger snap with some fizzy sweetness. finishes dry and tangy. interesting brew but not really my bag.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Nice ginger nose! Heavier and sweeter than I was expecting. This is more of a cooler weather ginger ale. On a hot day like today I was wanting a ginger beer that is light and crisp.


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