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


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RATINGS: 557   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
Full review with photos and links to other reviews: http://beer47.com/2009/04/kiuchi-hitachi review: Appearance. This beer has a foamy but not frothy yellow-white head and does not leave much foam on the glass. This beer is hazy, which might be expected of an herb/spice beer, and has an amber or dark honey color. ----- Smell. Real Ginger Brew has a ginger aroma like that of ginger ale or ginger beer, which is a sweet smooth ginger smell. The bouquet is spicy with a bit of cloves and is enhanced by the ginger while accompanied by a light fruitiness. ----- Taste. The most pronounced taste of this beer is sweet malty ginger. Backing the ginger beer flavor is a sweet maltiness that is complemented with a touch of smooth hop bitterness. As you drink more of this brew the spiciness of the ginger builds but not so much that is it overpowering. ----- Mouthfee Real Ginger Brew is well carbonated, which adds to the comparison to ginger ale, and is a medium-light bodied beer. Drinkability. This beer is strong in alcohol content and strong in ginger flavor. On one hand it is crisp and refreshing like a ginger ale but also like a ginger ale I rarely want more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (398) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
bottle at mood galleria amber, minimal white head, quite clear aroma and taste of ginger bread, pepper, sweet full body, nice fizzy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2015
Dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits, honey, sweet fruits, spicy hops and ginger. Sweet taste with lightly bitter finish and lightly spicy aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1513) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from Hasegawa Liquors. Maybe not the freshest sample. Not quite what I expected, deep dark brown and malty. Heavy caramel malt flavour, spicy ginger and nutmeg, like dark ginger cake. A touch cloying and heavy. Interesting, but not convinced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Ruby reddish colour with medium beige head.Aroma is strong spicey ginger and cinnamon,sweet nice spicey type of beer reminds me of x-mas cake even a bit peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (289) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at home, one year past "best before date". Poured a dark golden color with a tempting head. Ginger and citrus as well as christmas cookies aromas. Lightly sweet, very bubbly and yeasty taste. Ok, but must try a clean fresh version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (6285) - 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 (1477) - 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 (462) - Budapest, HUNGARY - 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 (214) - 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 (1148) - 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.

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