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

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RATINGS: 509   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma had some carboard, ginger, and citrusy notes. Flavor, citrus and ginger, some spice to it as well. The bottle I had was probably a little on the old side, but it wanít bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle sample with Peanut at Dilly Deli. Poured hazy amber with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate complex spice, citrus and ginger aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown-amber body under a light white head. Fresh ginger alongside a hint of lemon juice in the malty-sweet aroma. The flavor features strong crystal malt flavoring with lemony ginger. Some citrus rind hops in the finish. Light carbonation compliments an above-average mouthfeel. I would have found this been to be more refreshing had it less sweetness and more zippy hops or other spices. Orange zest anyone?

3.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2006
For the type, this beere is delicious. Almost no aroma, pours a deep amber color, with a slightly fizzy head. The ginger comes through enough to taste nice and is very refreshing. I had it from a new labeled bottle in proper glassware at Suzuki Sushi in Rockland Maine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Copper colored with a big malty aroma and hints of ginger. The ginger isnít overwhelming but it is noticeable. Large sips get a little astringent. Is it possible to be unique AND boring?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Copper color with a taller light caramel colored head. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pineapple, flan and only a very mild spice component. Very smooth and slightly oily on the palate. Light dark caramel mixes with with a mild ginger flavor that bites slightly when one gets to the finish. Actually fairly simple, but a well developed ginger brew. Too many are overpowering and donít have the malt to back up all the ginger. This one has just a mild flavor and bit. Quite full and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
One of my new favorites. Head pours thick and with a slightly reddish tint. No single taste or aroma is overwhelming, but the ginger shines through and wakes up the whole palate. A bunch of yeast was present in the bottle, leaving a haze in my second glass. Pour carefully.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Poured a deep and hazy copper/sepia that made my Hoegaarden glass resemble a root beer barrel candy while a creamy, ecru head lasted above. Ginger and hopcit aroma with a mildly sour wheat presence. Gingerbread flavor with licorice and orange rind over a full malt base. Creamy yet tingly mouthfeel, with a finish that can get a bit phlegmy (thick, sour and astringent). Intriguing and tasty now (mid-summer), but this would make an interesting yet appropriate choice for the winter holidays as well.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Hazy, caramely-bronze coloration, dull yellow at the bottom...large head, puffy white, lace leaving, quite attractive. Aroma: sweet, spicy, tangy ginger, and nothing but...but, I like that! Itís all over the nose, and itís invigorating and inviting. Nicey, nice. Letís taste it...big presence in the malt, full flavor, big malt, and delicious ginger flavor. Dang it, I like it. Zingy, zesty, spicy...oh, so tasty. Full bodied, with a long, delicious finish...ginger lingers on the palate. Yum, I like. If you hate ginger, you wonít. But then, who can resist the smiling ginger root mascot on the label?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Pours hazy and not clear looking to be a copper color. Frothy off white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is chock full of ginger. Some toasty malts. Caramel or toffee. Flavor is again ginger-licious. More citrus in the flavor along with sweet malts. A little touch of heat and an ending of bitterness. The mouthfeel is tingly and refreshing. Nice.


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