Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 581   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.

djensen47's rating

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pour is an orange-brown, cloudy, with a small white ring of head. smell is exactly a ginger cookie, it’s fucking bomb as fuck. Taste is a ginger cookie, caramel, and maybe some mild malt and oatmeal. Lasting bitter ginger essence. Nyce

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (306) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Dark red and medium-bodied. Good ginger aroma and flavour, but without any bite. Apparently boiling the ginger makes it less spicy. Moderately sweet taste, with little bitterness. Overall, one of the best ginger beers I have had, but it would not hurt if they retained some of the bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaCanard (55) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Belle japonaise qui ne sent qu’un peu le gingembre. Belle robe rose orange quasi sans mousse. Une belle découverte !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Michael27 (432) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Aus der Flasche getrunken (vom Händler des Vertrauens). Rotkupfern mit stabilem Schaum. Sofort steigt Ingwergeruch in die Nase. Im Geschmack interessante Kombination aus Ingwer und Hopfenfruchtigkeit. Leider kommt später Lakritzegeschmack hinzu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle@Voldby. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, herbs, caramel citrus notes, spices, hops, ginger. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice ling dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1500) - ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma of caramel and ginger. Sweet maltiness, strong ginger spicy flavors with some caramel and toasted malt, Medium-bodied with dirt carbonation. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2783) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle, small stable creamy head, clear copper color, aroma of ginger spice caramel and some candy, flavor of caramel and ginger with a coarse grapefruit bitterness. The base beer is much too malty and heavy doesn’t blend with the ginger and spice. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, ginger / Malta, dulce, gengibre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts and ginger with hints of bread. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Amber with a small off white head. Spicy and malty tones. Ginger, malt, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a Nice spicy / malty finish.

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