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

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common

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Earthy, grainy nose, light floral notes, a bit medicinal, and some alcohol fumes. Reddish brown color, thin head, and slippery lace. Light sweet fruity initial, moderate roast malt, a bit of syrup, and some alcohol burn in mid and final. Thin body. Nose is interesting, but the flavors and body seem too light for the alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with white head. Loads of sediment in bottle. Rather fizzy looking. Aroma is malt, bread, dough, yeast, rice and some weird spiciness, may it be mustard seeds? Taste has same notes, malty, dough and slight spices. Finish has rice and is a bit parfumated. High carbonation and light yet soft body. Well hidden alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! Thanks to Jakob. Pours a slightly reddish red, clear amber with a big, White head. Aroma is pretty spicy with mustard seeds, slight berries, yeast, leather, rice. Taste is pretty sweet with lots of rice, slight bitterness, not as spicy as taste. Very smooth ricy finish. Slight perfume as well. High carb, smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (756) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Copper color with a creamy white head. Fruity and slightly sour aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Slightly tart. Lingering finish. Very interesting, not really a sour beer but very unique in its style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (950) - - APR 25, 2015
Nutty nose, bean. Quite odd, sweet bean paste, fig, plum candy, sweet finish. Interesting but more of a novelty beer, can understand why it is not widely available in Japan, a bit too heavy and sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1649) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Klar amber farve med lyst skum som raskt avtar. Lukt av honning, bær og sommerhage. Smak av malt, tyggis, og bær. Fruktig, syrlig og kryderet, Søt og lett bitter. Kryderet avslutning. Vinmonopolet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (961) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Aroma is clove, honey, caramel, hay and hickory. Taste is light sweet malts with medium body and a slight spiciness and bitterness that is slightly off putting and not quite fitting. Appearance is a hazy gradual yellow to orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skatanarchy (75) - - APR 17, 2015
히타치노네스&# 브루 -레드 라이스 에일 7% ABV 병을 따자마자 퍼지는 꽃내음, 입안가득 퍼지는 플로랄한 아로마. 솔향이 퍼져 화하게 마무지짓는 라이스 에일. 붉은빛 감도는 고동색, 장미맛으로 알려진 첨가제? 아차차, 아카시아 꿀맛도 약간. 솔향나는 화한 홉과 꽃내음의 좋은 매치. 적미를 사용했다지만 우리가 쌀 첨가 맥주에서 일반적으로 기대하는 고소함은 없다.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (210) - SINGAPORE - APR 8, 2015
33cl draught at the CAD Café Block Party on 05/04/15 in Singapore. Hazy red brown colour with a medium brown head which quickly dissipates. Soft carbonation. sweetish aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour of honey, rosewater and grain. An interesting ale, and worth a try, but a little too sweet for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A hazy red/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, slightly sweet, sake. Quite Japanese in character.


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