Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Specialty Grain
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This Red Rice Ale was brewed with special red rice which had been cultured in ancient times in Japan. Please enjoy the complex taste and beautiful natural color. The ale has complex Sake like flavours with a hint of strawberry in the nose and palate.

hopsessed's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is interesting. I don’t even think the world has a name for the color it pours. Kind of a cloudy blood-orangey hue. Looks weird. Smells okay, not really pungent. Tastes like... not very obvious flavor, but what the palate does pick up is something I have never tasted before, which is cool. It is bready with a good bitter backbone. Some toffee notes, but not really sweet. Although, pretty subtle, this is kind of a cool, original beer. Worth a go at at least once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1243) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
bottle @ home Clear copper reddish with suspensions, cream head Sweetish, sourish, hint of sake, if you know that there is rice...you can feel rice Caramel, hint of raspberry juice, yellow fruit, some belgian style sentor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (970) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 3, 2016
0.33l bottle. Red color with disappearing white head. Aroma is malty and grainy. Taste is sweet with light to medium bitterness. Overall it’s good beer, but nothing more than that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazka (33) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2016
S: strawberry, roasty A: red, cloudy, T: heavily bitter, light sweetness P: long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (217) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
330 ml bottle poured at nudoru noodle house on whyte ave. Pourscloudy Amber with a beige head. Smell is grains and malt with a sweet undertone. Malty taste with a ricey (is that a word?) finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BruderTuck (18) - Bremerhaven, Bremen, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
Rotbraune Farbe. Leicht säuerlicher Geruch. Sehr cremig, etwas malzig aber doch, vermutlich durch den Hopfen, recht frisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2016
May ’16. A 0.33 l bottle that poured a hazy reddish orange body with medium sized head. Weird aroma of herbs, citrus, tropical fruits, berries. Flavor was lightly sour, chalky, alcoholic from rice, like a sake always feels more alcoholic than it is. Medium body with moderately long finish, rice, caramel, some cooked vegetables and light dry bitterness. Quite weird, but glad to have tried it anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shain (167) - ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. Pours clear copper-orange, with short lasting, pale colored head. Scent of yeast and canned corm, sweet malt. Body is medium-thick, with medium-low carbonation. Taste quite sweet, but not overly so, well balanced by gentle but present bitterness, and some acidity. Flavors of honey, yeast, hops, caramel, roasted bitterness, malt, spice, lemon, canned corn, lightly fruity. It has a many Belgian ale attributes, but more strongly hopped. Bet when cold, ass it gets too acidic if left to sit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2016
12 oz bottle pours Amber with a white head. Aroma of fruit, wine and grain. Taste is different, with fruit and a hint of sour notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottled, 330ml at The Fizzy Moon Brewhouse, Leamington Spa, Warks. Clouded red amber with white head. Quite a rich, full beer, there is a fruitiness, berries, strawberry, blackberry then a hopped tropical fruit note. There is an alcohol hit, fairly sharp. All in all pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wifeofalcoholic (6) - - JUN 24, 2016 does not count
Not my favorite kind of style. But easy to drink. Smells strong thought tastes a bit weak for the smell.

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