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

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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
A classy beer that’s not at all weird. It pours a nice reddish- tinged gold color with some particulate matter suspended throughout. Minimal head formation. Aroma of mild minty, herbal hops, a roasty, smokiness, presumably the red rice, and also a spicy, peppery element. Flavor is rich, sweet, with excellent mouthfeel. Somewhat fruity and peppery, closing with a good, but gentle dose of bitter hops. Alcohol well concealed. I didn’t pick up the sake flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: Lemon, grainy, grape, red rice Appearance: Hazy, amber body. Small, off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Herby, grainy, red rice (?), Medium bitterness, Medium-low sweetness. Dry finish with lingering herb. Medium sake-like flavours that lingers into the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation, creamy, light warming. Overall: Strange flavour, but I do not know what Red Rice tastes like. Overall a great beer. Bottle at Beerhouse in Cape Town. 23. Speciality - Speciality grain.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (650) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
330ml bottle. Grain and bread dough aroma. Pours with a cloudy copper colour and we’ll retained frothy head. Grain and bread flavors with strong sour notes and a solid alcohol kick. Medium bodied with a sour alcohol finish. Interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ikigai (73) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
5/13/15 Red Rice Ale from 12 oz bottle. "This Red Rice Ale was brewed with special red rice which had which had been cultured in ancient times in Japan." Copper color without much head. Aroma is weak a little like a Hefe. Not a great taste either. Fruity without the normal hops or malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2726) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from Ammersin. Aroma general fruitiness, some caramel, light wildish element, might just come from heavy rice usage. I honestly do not know. Really wonderful red colour, slightly hazy, a few floaties. Taste is mostly caramely and fruity, berries, red fruits. Lots of fruitiness going on. Some sakéish notes. Quite good one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Earthy, grainy nose, light floral notes, a bit medicinal, and some alcohol fumes. Reddish brown color, thin head, and slippery lace. Light sweet fruity initial, moderate roast malt, a bit of syrup, and some alcohol burn in mid and final. Thin body. Nose is interesting, but the flavors and body seem too light for the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (455) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with white head. Loads of sediment in bottle. Rather fizzy looking. Aroma is malt, bread, dough, yeast, rice and some weird spiciness, may it be mustard seeds? Taste has same notes, malty, dough and slight spices. Finish has rice and is a bit parfumated. High carbonation and light yet soft body. Well hidden alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! Thanks to Jakob. Pours a slightly reddish red, clear amber with a big, White head. Aroma is pretty spicy with mustard seeds, slight berries, yeast, leather, rice. Taste is pretty sweet with lots of rice, slight bitterness, not as spicy as taste. Very smooth ricy finish. Slight perfume as well. High carb, smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Copper color with a creamy white head. Fruity and slightly sour aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Slightly tart. Lingering finish. Very interesting, not really a sour beer but very unique in its style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (981) - - APR 25, 2015
Nutty nose, bean. Quite odd, sweet bean paste, fig, plum candy, sweet finish. Interesting but more of a novelty beer, can understand why it is not widely available in Japan, a bit too heavy and sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1672) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Klar amber farve med lyst skum som raskt avtar. Lukt av honning, bær og sommerhage. Smak av malt, tyggis, og bær. Fruktig, syrlig og kryderet, Søt og lett bitter. Kryderet avslutning. Vinmonopolet.


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