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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (843) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
The aroma was surprisingly a little weak to me but consisted of ginger (obviously), spices and hops. Pours a nice looking amber color with a permanent off-white head. The flavors were pretty good with a hoppy bitterness up front and a hit of ginger towards the end. A solid and definitely unique beer. Probably the only ginger beer I will ever try.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2803) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
Intense viscous beginning. Dark malt, spicy ginger, not easy to drink. The spicy ginger is there, but not sharp. The malt covers it well, but is for me a bit too present. The aftertaste is a mix of sweetish malt and spicy ginger with a nice fine bitterness. For me a bit too intense sweetish-malty. The ginger is too much in the background....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Deep golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, ginger, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Ginger, sweet malt, hops, citrus.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at SBWF2014. Deep ruby color, small white head. Newspapery, ginger in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Ginger, caramel. Spicey and overly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (987) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Another great Hitachino beer. Pours a cloudy orange. Smells of ginger and spices. Tastes great, lots of ginger all around, with a fruitiness and herbiness as well. Paired with tuna poke, beer is a bit crisper. Had in the bottle.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
bottle shared with pal at club w.. funky akward mal aroma , some light fruit, taste is akward, not sure what to think about this one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (362) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Served at room temp, itís a clear copper colour with a 2 finger head of foam. Ginger and honey in the nose. Thereís another spice here, I reckon itís nutmeg. Nice aromas going on. Ginger first, honey sweet flavours second, nutmeg brings up the rear. Sight hop bitterness here but that isnít really needed for me to like this brew. Smooth smooth mouthfeel. Very creamy. Oh and the foam is long lasting and thereís awesome lacing. In plain words, this is very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2945) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 12.2015. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, spices, ginger and malts.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"from notes: Smells great, fresh cut ginger and other spices. subtle hops. Flavor nice as well, but the way too overcarbonated feel takes a touch off the flavor as well. Too bad, this would have been good. Maybe infected, who knows, but at $7, I likely wonít be trying again."

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cernjoh (136) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma is primarily ginger. Appearance is a clear dark medium amber with a small 1/2 finger light tan head. Taste is a milky ginger muddiness with a slight bitter finish. Palate is average. Overall eh ... Iíd not recommend it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Clear orange, no foam. Spicy aroma, ginger indeed. Taste of pepper, some jalepino, ginger again. Lasting ginger aftertaste. (Houston 201408)


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