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


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RATINGS: 497   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Copper pour with big head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruity ginger oils. The taste is caramel malty, with a defined ginger component, and some slight yeasty hops and apricots.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a dark copper with a fair bit of floating debris and a huge white head.

Though surprisingly weak on the nose (basically, stale cardbord and very little ginger), the flavor is rich and interesting. Pickled ginger weaves in and out of a rich and mildly sweet nut-and-honey malt, teased and amplified by soft dry hopped notes of bitterness that flicker in and out of the caramel.

This is vastly better than the only other ginger-added beer that Iíve tried, St. Peters Ginger and Lemon. Iím not sure itís going to become a regular in my refridgerator, but it is interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Pours a dark beautiful copper orange maroon. Nice fluffy off white head. Nose is spicy, possibly some ginger, mixed with molasses and nutmeg. Not getting as much ginger as everyone else, pehaps it was an older bottle. But what I did get was an awesome dark and crystal malt backbone. Man was this rich in that department. Flavors of molasses and brown sugar tone down the faint hint of gingerbread. Yum yum. Leave it to the Japs to make a well done ginger brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
Cloudy dark amber colour. Spicy, gingery aroma with a malt background that blends caramel and molasses in seamlessly like a liquid gingerbread cookie. Massive ginger taste, quite a bit of spice and accompanying astringency. Did I ever mention that spiced beers are a bitch to brew well? Overly gingery, also a bit yeasty, which muddies things up too much. Itís like - ok, thereís a strong ginger stamp on this beer but why? What is this going to do for me? Ardunno.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
Aroma:Naturaly ginger... Appearance:Hazy cooper with chunk of yeats,small withe head... Flavor:Good mixe of maltiness and ginger......

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ginger with some malty sweetness. Flavor is nice - light and crisp but with a malty sweetness, and of course, the ginger. But the ginger is not overpowering, just part of the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3567) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On tap at 3 Floydís brewpub - Pours copper with a thin, lingering head. The aroma is fruity and of course ginger. The flavor starts mildly sweet and with plenty of ginger spice. It finishes quite hoppy and dry. The spices linger pleasantly. This is good. Iíve only had a handful of Asian beers and this is the first one I liked. The others were boring lagers like Tsing Tao.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2006
From a bottle. The body was a cloudy medium copper color. The head was frothy and khaki. The aroma is fresh grated ginger with some nutmeg. There is also some fresh cut wood. Certainly an enticing aroma. The taste is certainly bright and lively with some spicy ginger. There is also a little hint of dry wood in the finish. While the ginger is strong, it is not overwhelming. A little one dimensional yet interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours brownish-burgundy with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of holiday mulling spices, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamin, caramel, and toffee. Taste of vinous malts, drippingly sweet caramel, and estery alefruits: apples and cherries. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied (sweet and sticky) with lush carbonation. This was a bit disappointing, the ginger was not intense and the flavors were a bit muddied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2006
Lightly hazed ruby-copper. Powerfully intense ginger aroma. Ern is right on with cedar and nutmeg as well. They certainly didnít skimp on the ginger, powerfully intense. Malty, rich with a pleasing sweetness. Ginger is well balanced and nicely integrated. Long complex spicy finish.

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