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 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 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 (336) - 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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