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


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RATINGS: 538   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4789) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbuzz (763) - 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.

   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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Had a bottle of this at Bukowskiís in Cambridge, MA. The bottle had a different label than the one in the picture. A deep and cloudy red. Almost no head. Very little aroma, slightly gingery. Taste was malty, bitter but with noticeable ginger. Not sure that ginger is the best additive to a beer. Interesting, drinkable enough, but no Red Rice Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle poured a semi-dark copper with gold highlights and a faint off white foam. Faint aroma of candied ginger and cherries. Flavor is lightly spicy and earthy with a light to moderate ginger note mingling with sweet malt and some yeasty dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle purchased in Hayden. Lite ginger aroma and garden scent. A light easily generated head on rust-amber. Earthy rooty flavour. Moderate ginger. OK. Becomes a little heavy handed the more you drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Yep... Itís a ginger beer. Aroma consisted of spicy ginger and a truly off putting wet sock funk. Doughy malt as well. Pours a muddy dark orange/copper with a lasting brownish withe head leaving spotty lacing. Flavor consisted of wet, doughy malt and a less than spicy ginger essence. Some grassy hops hiding behind the weak initial flavors. Medium body with delicate and soft carbonation. Finishes with a cardboard dryness. Meh...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2556) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottled. Poured copper w/serious head. light and sweet, very gingery I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4124) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2008
330 ml. Murky copper color with a four-finger, lasting head. Spicy citrus and earthy honey aroma is subdued by some slight ginger. Flavor is earthy citrus-resin, caramel, acidic fruit, peppery dried wood, toasted pecan. Thanks goodness the ginger is used mainly as an accent to the rest of the great flavors, only hogging the spotlight slightly in the finish and the aftertaste. Creamy smooth, medium body is tingly and dry on the gingery finish.

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