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

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.4
   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (179) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, amber, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (934) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber body with low head. Aroma has vegetable character, light spicy ginger notes, earthy. Taste has high ginger bitterness, long lasting, little bit unbalanced for my taste, too much vegetable flavor in there. Medium to high malty sweetness. Body is full, high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of ginger and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, malt, and ginger, leading to a dry spicy finish. A clone between a Barley Wine and a ginger ale - odd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schnabelhund (67) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
Pours hazy amber-brown. The off-white head is pretty short-lived. The nose includes notes of ginger (duh), maltose, resin, pine, and caramel; the nose is nice overall, but I felt that the notes besides ginger were a little hard to distinguish at first, i.e. the nose is off balance with a bias towards ginger. But I guess it’s intentional. The mouthful opens with malty caramel goodness; the ginger is weaker on the palate than it was on the nose, but seems to complement the resiny, citric, and astringently bitter hops nicely on the mid-palate before the dry-bitter-earthy finish kicks in, leaving a warming glow from the alcohol and spiciness behind. The texture is nice and thick, accompanied by a rather lively carbonation with a soft feel to it. Worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Albertsen (72) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Smell is great. Like ginger. Colour is powerfull and dark. Suprising taste. No sweetness but really, really nice bitterness. Citrus. Abrupt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Appearance: Fine tan head on top of a lovely unclear amberish brownish liquid. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, fruity and ginger.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, fruity, bready, ginger and fine hoppy.
Overall impression: A match made in heaven together with sushi. Go Nippon.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at DØE BeerFest 2014. Cloudy brown - white head. Sweetness, tea, herbal, brunkager, spicy, ginger notes, soil, biterness, rather sweet, honey.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (849) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en Cimmeria 14-06-2014. Con fecha de cons pref para 02-2015. color cerezo con poca espuma beige, solo pequeña corona, aromas y sabores con predominio de jengibre no muy intenso, además de ciertos toques cítricos y maltosos ligeramente dulces. No tan empalagosa como otras de jengibre se deja beber bien, dándole sus 8 vol una buena intensidad. No esta mal, original.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10474) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Ginger not very present. Moderate bitter slightly spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.


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