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


on tap

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RATINGS: 804   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.

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wifeofalcoholic (5) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invinoveritas (85) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Pours a vivid amber with a noticeable head. Heady aromas of banana, fruit and sherried wine, which carry through to the taste. Rich but clean mouthfeel with a slightly bitter, warming aftertaste. Excellent and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alex60 (147) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur rouge, odeur sur le fruit rouge, goût assez particulier porté sur le fruité rouge, légérement sucré et une note très prononcé de riz ! Cela rends particulière cette bière, assez agréable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (310) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Red and medium-bodied. Malty and fruity aroma and flavour, with a bit of acidity. Lightly sweet taste with no bitterness. The rice adds a special character to the beer but overall, this is not something I will revisit. The beer is quite unique, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (933) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 Belle couleur ruby, malheureusement et malgre la carbo moyenne, pas de collet. Aromes malte caramel, fruite Legere et petillante en bouche, fluide, tres peu de longueur, fruits rouge sur la finale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy, orange, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (188) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Weak scents of sour apples and yeast. Pours an almost pink red brown with a quick dissipating white head. Round sweet flavors of strawberry with a fascinating sour finish. The flavors take you on quite a journey. A surprising beer in good ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (439) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy amber-orange colour with a decent white head. Aroma is grainy, rice, yeast, fruit. Taste is a bit of everything, grain, rice, malt, sweet fruit, touch of alcohol as well. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Piw (751) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
330ml Flasche. Trüb und kupferfarben. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Röstaromen. Leicht säuerlich, im Abgang süss.

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