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


on tap

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RATINGS: 766   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.

Heathen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: Complex, but in a fairly subtle way. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it had a lot of complexity for a beer that was full of lighter flavors that aren’t necessarily all that complex. Hid alcohol fairly well among such light flavors. I was surprised that it was quite sour. Great balance with sweetness, sourness and acidity. But complex doesn’t always mean great. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, orangey gold with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light cereal; moderate fruity, dusty and musty yeast; pear; peach, pineapple; a little flora; lemon; lemon rind; apricot, and slightly sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, sour and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour and acidic with a surprisingly long duration for all the the light flavors. There was light fruits, light citrus, pear, peach, green grape, lemon, apricot, maybe a little pineapple, a little citrus rind, pineapple near the edge where it is bitter; yeast; sour fruit; a little honey; and duty and musty yeast. The light to medium and dry body was made to feel even lighter by fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (6317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
On tap at The Tasting Room, Taipei. bit hazy golden/reddish with a white head. Aroma and taste of light hops, some herbs and grass. Also notes of bread and light metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, rice.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, alcohol, rice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tonydf (3) - ORLEANS, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
12.09.14 au Hendrix Orléans. Sans réel gout, elle écœure assez rapidement. Niveau nez, elle est très légère.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (441) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - OCT 30, 2015
Dark amber body, off-white head. Aroma is really malty, notes of caramel and fruits. Taste has some roasted malts, bread and rice I guess? Quite weak body, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (350) - Gorizia, ITALY - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle labeled for Italy. Deep amber with medium compact head, short lasting . Sweet and sour fruity aroma. Malty and liquorous taste, with sweet strawberry bubblegum aftertaste. Thin body, fizzy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (279) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato tendente un po’ all’arancione, limpida. Schiuma bianca, fine e decisamente persistente. AROMA: delicato e piacevolissimo. Floreale, erbaceo, un po’ di caramello, note di sakè. GUSTO: una birra all’insegna della delicatezza e dell’equilibrio, anche se è saporita. Si ripresentano tutti i sentori avvertiti al naso. Una piacevole scoperta dal Giappone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at Ferment. Pours a red amber with a tiny off white head. Dry with a mellow sweetness. Aromas of caramel with fruity Belgian yeast notes. Plums. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Grass, light bread, floral notes and some fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Continues (127) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
From bottle. Pours red, hazy with small white head. Caramel, cough syrup, sweet. My first beer from Japan and I hope they can do better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1663) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 On draught at Beer O’Clock, Annecy. Amber with a cream coloured head. Massive piney-resiny aroma. Malt-led taste: sweet and bready with gentle fruit and pine hops bitters get the finish. Tastes less than 7%. While this beer is very good, I do want more from it... am I greedy?

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