Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Traditional Ale
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 648   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
i liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Astrozombie (8) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
Hard to rare this beer. Nice color, I love the aroma even if it is Mello. Taste is smooth but strong and sharp peppery and hoppy to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Light copper body, medium head. Aroma has sweet strawberry caramel. Interesting. Taste has sweet caramel and more strawberry. Finish is a bit harsh with perfumey notes. But it’s a beer with a character, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
A very good, unique Hitachino. Pours a nice clear amber with a light white head. Smells of rice, red bean, mint and eucalyptus. Taste is quite thick and creamy, but light and refreshing. Lots of rice and bean, and maybe a hint of Ben gay. Similar to the XH. Had in the bottle at Long Grain in Camden, Maine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bouteille 330 ml Une biere qui n’a pas trop de nez Des aromes de riz intéressant Une amertume peu présente L’ensemble se tient mais la finale donne une biere incomplète

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (983) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio, DarlingtoPours hazy amber with a pink tint and a white head. An interesting tasting beer - spicy and sweet with caramel, rice, wheat and fruitiness. Seems Belgian in style. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8402) - 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 (1185) - 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 (44) - - 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 (3560) - 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 (123) - 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?

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