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


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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3rd Noble Beer Sangha: From bottle, thanks to Kat & Eric. Pour cloudy beige without head. Flavor dominated by maltiness as in under-attenuated new beer and some hints of ginger noted in bursts or in alternating sips. Troubling fusel alcohol notes in finish. Unfocused and/or travel weary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (6201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Dark golden with a white head. A lot of ginger both in the aroma and taste. Also some citrus, light malt and bread. The body was around medium. An ok one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1435) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Hazy dark amber with a medium head. Citrus, ginger, caramel, herbal notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (424) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Hazy dark amber. Delicious esb english pale ale aroma with fresh cut ginger. Extremely malty with a subtle ginger background. Sticky malty and all around fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (180) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 25, 2015
Приятны& мягкий имбирь вкус, аромат имбиря, во вкусе лёгкая сладост& Цвет янтарны& мутнова& Мало пены.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1122) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy amber color forming a medium solid and creamy head with good retention and only few lacings left in the glass. Nose is sweet, fruity and grassy. Strong caramelish nose. Grapefruit. Flowery hops. Light spicy notes. Taste is sweet and biscuity. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. Grapefruit. Grassy hops. Hints of ginger. Moderate but persistent bitterness. Full creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Persistent caramel in the aftertaste. Great drinkability. I was expecting more ginger but, at the same time, less quality. Proved me wrong. A winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2832) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Nose of ginger, stewed dark fruit, tea, spice, and alc. fumes. Cloudy reddish/brown color. Ginger, jujube,toasty malt, caramel, and a spicy finish. Some decided alc. presence in mid palate. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, if a bit candyish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (787) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Amber with copper color, good creamy foam. Aroma: complex, sweetness, malt, ginger, honey, quince and spices. Taste: ginger, maltwith it honey sweetness and caramel aftertaste, sympathetic bitter hops, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (588) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
Amber coloured beer with cream-colored head. Aroma of ginger in syrup. Light bitter in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisko82 (341) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Piwo bursztynowe, nieklarowne. Piana obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, lepi szkło. Aromat słodki, owoce kandyzowane, kwiaty, pewna nieoczywiśta ziołowość i oczywiście imbir. W smaku goryczka średnia, kwiatowość, ziołowość. Imbir w posmaku. Wysycenie średnie. Zaskakująco fajna wersja imbiru. Pijalne. Bardzo fajne.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, full frothy white head. Light sweet aroma. Medium body with a strong malt characteristic accented well with a minor ginger fusion followed by a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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