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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

DavefromChicago's rating

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marko (4321) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 26, 2015
Courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (thanks!). Murky red body slightly tinged with orange, tiny white head. Sweet, slightly buttery malty aroma, light vitamins. Eh. Not offensive, not great. Odd, really odd taste, strangely sweet, pickles in sugar - for me, the finish is offputting, soft mouthfeel that turns strangely sticky... ugh. Vaguely creamy. Strawberry? Not really. Sake? Dunno, haven’t tried sakes like this. Ok, I’ll admit it’s unique, but this is really, really not appealing for me. Borderline bad.... Love the image, the owl, the experimentation. The beer, for me, sucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1386) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Cider brown pour with free floating yeast. Aroma of smoke, barley and rice. Taste follows with notes of cherry and earth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fisler (234) - Bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
Tolles Flaschendesign - optisch kein Schaum, trüb, wie Eistee, kaum Perlen. In der Nase leicht malzig. Im Trunk Malz, dann leichte Frucht, Pflaume, bitterer Abgang. Sehr bekömmlich, wenn auch nicht außergewöhnlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (501) - - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy brown amberish color. Medium body and carbonation. Strawberry jam taste and aroma. Some bitterness at start and taste of hay and straw. Strong aftetaste of strawberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisko82 (283) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Piwo bursztynowe. Piana obfita. Średnio i drobnopęcherzykowa. Dość trwała. Lekko lepi szkło. W aromacie cytrusy, owoce, ryż. W smaku ziołowość, ryż. W odczuciu średnie ciao, średnie nagazowanie. Ciekawe, ale zbyt mało się w nim dzieje.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1101) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 20, 2015
330ml bottle served in a tumbler glass. Pours a clear copper amber red forming a medium and very bubbled white head with low retention and practically no lacings left in the glass. Nose is sweet, fruity and crispy. Strong notes of sweet grains, rice, strawberry and flowery hops. Quite biscuity too. Taste follows the nose: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet malts, caramel malts, strawberry, grassy and citrus hops. Moderate hops bitterness. Medium body. Average carbonation. Sweet malts, rice and grassy hops in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinivini (749) - BELARUS - AUG 20, 2015
Cloudy amber, moderate head. Aroma of syrup, rice, dry fruit. Medium body. Taste of bisquits, fruit jam, spice, light bitterness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (530) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Flaska east west örebro. Mörkt rosarödbrun i färgen. Söt och bärig doft. I smak känns honung, citrus, och gräs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Dark amber color with white foam ring. The has a rice-candy-sweetness. The taste has a crisp carbonation with a sweet smooth taste. Smooth sweet aftertaste. This beer is quite good, but a bit weird and not very beer alike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (949) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : cloudy red/orange with a small white head. Aroma : strawberry, fruits, orange peel, herbs and honey. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

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