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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (638) - Ontario, - JUL 4, 2014
2014/07/04 - Pours a cloudy, burnt orange/amber colour with foamy, off white head thy quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Aroma is lots of ginger, mild caramel and light citrus notes. Taste is similar to nose; lots of ginger, sweet caramel malts and a hint of citrus fruit. Herbal ginger flavors nicely balance with the sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with fizzy carbonation and a mildly warming, herbal finish. Interesting brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Pours a rich brown with a tinge of red from a bottle, thick white head that stays for quite a while. Aroma is a treacly ginger, flavor is similar with a fair amount of citrus. A little cloying. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
Clear amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, ginger, lemonade, some spicy notes. Light sweet, light sour flavour, ginger, liquorice. Spicy finish, malts, caramel.
(from 35cL bottle @ my Cologne hideout)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle from maruhn. Pours clear reddish brown with almost no head. Smells of citrus and toffee with a hint of spice. Taste starts with chocolate, coffee. Palate is bread, almost earthy. The ginger Hits you hard in the finish, while it is hardly present before. All in all decent. But i expected a more spicy exprience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dermi (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
33 cl, bottled. Pours slightly hazy red with a nice creamy white head. Aroma: Ginger, malt. Lingonberry. Taste: Sweet, malty. Gingery flavours. Salmiakki licorice. Dough. Herbal overall. Candyfloss, alcohol. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Salmiakki in the end. Not my favourite, herbal. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2016
Hitachino Nest real Ginger Ale 8% Clear Amber with a light beige head. It’s got a fruity ginger ale aroma. The taste surprised me with fruity biscuits, syrupy sweetness and a milder than anticipated ginger flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
remALUS (239) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle: 330 ml, Price : 1,20 eur.
Drumsta ruda spalva, nedidelė puta, įdomus skonis.. šiek tiek imbiero, saldus

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Raylite (58) - - AUG 24, 2016
Kolor ciemnobursztynowy ,przechodzący w brąz. wysoka, drobno pęcherzykowa piana. Słodowy aromat ,w którym wyczuwalny jest diacetyl. W smaku dużo karmelu i imbiru, jest słodko, jest też nieco zalegająca , nieprzyjemna goryczka. Generalnie piwo dosyć topornie się pije, kuleje zarówno w aromacie jak i smaku.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weark (654) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur ambrée légèrement orangée rouge avec une fine mousse blanche - Au nez des arômes de malt caramel, biscuit, floral, fruité, fruits rouges et fruits confit, on sent le gingembre mais ca reste léger - En bouche gingembre confit, caramel, fruits rouges, floral - Corp moyen, amertume légère, carbonation correcte, douce et sucrée, final gingembre caramel et amertume - je m’attendais a plus gingembre, c’est bien réalisé mais je ne suis pas emballer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Too heavy a beer with not enough ginger. I wanted something reasonably light and refreshing with nice spiciness and mostly got the opposite. A disappointment given my general appreciation of this brewery. It was palatable at least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexmate (74) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
I didn’t really like this. It has an almost roasted malt taste almost like what you would get with a mild stout followed by a sweetish ginger taste mid-palate. It is no doubt a unique and well-crafted beer it just does nothing for me.

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