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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Specialty Grain
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


hopsessed's rating

3.3
   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hiloflyer (1) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
I review beer on my site beerjapan.com and I gave this the highest rating yet. I loved it and rate it as one of the best beers I ever found!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (843) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy orange pour. Interesting aroma. Lemon, grass, rose petal. Sweetish taste, bubblegum fruitiness, again a kind of floral aspect. Quite an unusual taste which I’d perhaps put down to the sake yeast. Not sure I fully appreciate it though. Worth a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (39) - FRANCE - OCT 8, 2014
Je n’avais pas su l’apprécier la première fois.C’est vraiment très fin.Incroyablement subtil même.J’ai longtemps été un grand consommateur de riz "rouge" et j’avoue que j’y retrouve quelque chose de semblable.L’arôme boisé du "son" de riz.Amertume contrôlée.Maltage contrôlé.Légère acidité "contrôlée".C’est le Japon et rien n’est laissé au hasard, ça vous étonne ? Grande grande bière, qui ne paie pas de mine, tout en subtilité et humilité.Bravo aux faiseurs !

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (362) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Hazy bronze colour with a thick creamy head of foam. A grassy hop smell. Taste is of grain and a nondescript bitterness that does remind me of grass but more of an earthiness going on. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2014
bottle shred with pals at club w... clear reddish pour with thin white had, taste and aroma are malts and surag, not bad, nothing to rave about

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (127) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle at home shared with no one. Sweet azuki rice flavour with a hint of saltiness. Lightly hopped in a well balanced way. Its quite unique this one. Oh i collect beer labels. This Hitachino labels are impossible to peel off. If anyone knows how to successfully take this damn things off, please let me know. Ta :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (57) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. White head dissipates quickly. Opaque red color. Fruity aroma. Saki-like flavor with almost a raspberry flavor. Very dry finish with rice and slight alcohol. Unique to say the least.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (4779) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de. Reddish orsnge color with medium white head. Sweet malt, candy, some fruits in aroma. Very sweet syrupy taste with herbal hops. Not tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2945) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 09.2015. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, spices, caramel and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"wasn’t expecting THAT color :) unique brew, but not one that particularly interested me after all was said and done. tastes like a sake/beer hybrid, and sake is ok, but not something i drink hardly ever. nice light prickly feel, with rice and light sweet fruit."


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