Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer, but has a slightly strong middle of rice (duh!). 8.5% ABV is not noticeable at all, and I never would have guessed.
ordybill (119) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma- Has a nice strong rice and grain aroma with a nice backdrop of sweetness
Appearance This is a yellow slightly foggy body with a full head.
Taste- Excellent rice flavored beer. One of the best I have had
Palate- Medium bodied brew with a thin texture and an average carbonation
Overall- One of the best beers I have ever had. this is a great find if you can get it.
torriman (35) - Valencia, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In my opinion this is the most underrated beer from Hitachino. Great beer, pioneer in the craft beer world, introducing rice. Welled balance and nice flavor. Highly recommended and a must to understand evolution of craft beer today.
finol (2249) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Berns Asiatiska.
Pours orange red.
Quite sweet and big mouthfeel.
miquelcrush (1495) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa ama aroma a llúpol, en boca es nota molt lleugera i amb tocs afriutats.
Buena cerveza con aroma a lúpulo, en boca se nota muy ligera y con toques frutados.
CaptainTilven (18) - FRANCE - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber colour, with pink reflections - pretty beautiful; very white foam, not persistent. Light smell of malt, sweet, hint of raspberry. Balance between smoothness and bitterness. Tasted with Japanese meals (makis, okonomiyaki, mochis). Smell both subtle and intense that spread widely out of the glass !
Karstenborg (323) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper with medium white head. Aroma is hops, strawberry, flowers and caramel. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel and strawberry.
Ulysse (117) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma reminds of rice based alcohols found across Asia. Rather surprised how close to a regular ale this red rice ale can get. Aftertaste of light candy sweetness slash light alcohol. Rather different from what I’m used to drink.
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some fruity notes! Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finsh. pepper and spicey notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange beer with smallish head. Aroma has, well I don’t know! Ham? Boiled rice? Sake? Aroma is so weird that I hardly recognize anything from it. Taste has some honey, sake, rice and dried fruits. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very strange beer.
hiloflyer (2) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I review beer on my site beerjapan.com and I gave this the highest rating yet. I loved it and rate it as one of the best beers I ever found!