Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Traditional Ale
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, slightly pinky golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet red berry-fruity aroma with specialty grain character (the red rice ?), notes of caramel and hints of flowery hops. Sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Hearty “malty” base with pronounced fruity (strawberries, rapberries) and lighter flowery notes, far away from being perfumed but really present; sweet and mildly bitter finish with an aftertaste that has some fruit cocktail and yogurt character. Nice brew, something unusual. 01.VII.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1172) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
Dark golden with a white head - Fruity aroma of rice and some hops - Good body with fruity notes from the rice and hops - Fruity finish that has some bitterness to it - This was quite nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnomungus (40) - - JUN 25, 2014
Definitely different; it’s like Sapporo on steroids. Has a very creamy body and strong rice flavor with some clementine. Summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
An Asian situation. Hazy gold bier with a piece of sediment. Smells like cheap lingerie, apple and wheat. Forward bite with pepper, wheat and yeasty goodness. A good beer for Japan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (105) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cloudy amber/orange with a white head - I can’t really see any pink hues in it. Head quickly disappears. Rich aroma of red berries and flower petals. All manner of things in the taste: red berries , raspberry jam, syrup, cinnamon, ginger, caramel malt. Like beer crossed with caramel spiced latte. Or, jammy sponge pudding soaked in ale. Odd. Very odd. But in a good way, I think?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevendoel (26) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A complex beer and rice aroma and a rich red color. Semi dry yet sweet start to the taste that ends up being over powering sweet in the end. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 10-06-2014. (cons pref para 02-2015). color ámbar anaranjado con tonos rojizos y espuma blanca con tonos rosáceos poco persistente. Aromas a cereales ligeramente dulces con tonos de frutas rojas y cierto toque de vinos blancos y maderas. Cuerpo medio con 7 vol y paso por boca pastoso con cierta densidad. Presencia de carbónico generando al agitarla buena capa de espuma fina en todo momento. Sabores de cereales notandose bien la arroz con toques dulces de fresas y frambuesas, combinados con un muy ligero amargo y un toque de vinos blancos fresco y con cierto sabor a maderas. No esta mal, originales sabores.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Ølfestival 2014. Clear golden colorued with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. This has a flavor that took me a good bit to point down, and I feel like it’s the rice. It’s weird reading the reviews here...none of them really get what I was smelling/tasting. I would say again, the aroma is of slightly burnt rice, with some wheat and citrus, a bit of bubble gum. The taste is citrus overall, with some rice water flavor, a bit of wheat and a slight bit of yeast. I actually really can’t pinpoint exactly what I think of this flavor, or this variety. This is *not* a "traditional ale* whatsoever, whatever that even means. I’ve never had a beer like this, and while I overall think it’s very tasty, it’s impossible for me at this point to compare. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donniemillan (31) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
It pours with a very small head, cloudy dark orange. The aroma is of fruit and mint (does it have added mint leaves?), the taste is sweet, unusual fruit flavour of grapes or berries, opens up as it warms.

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