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


on tap

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RATINGS: 798   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ttheilen (530) - 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 (175) - 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 (374) - 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 (719) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
330ml Flasche. Trüb und kupferfarben. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Röstaromen. Leicht säuerlich, im Abgang süss.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (314) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2016
Aus der Flasche vom Händler des Vertrauens. Rotkupfern mit schöner weißer Schaumkrone im Glas. Mild, aber etwas nichtssagend im Geschmack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1458) - ISRAEL - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber with a big creamy head. Aroma of vegetables, rice, flowers and spices. Sweet, malty, fruity, spicy flavors, some yeasty bitterness, quite boozy. Medium bodied, smooth and oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (1087) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 13, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A mahogany amber sparkling clear beer with a medium white head ; average retention. Roast, herb, light caramel, red berries, light skunk. Medium sweet, round, light dry bitter refreshing. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, caramel herbal finish. Overall, ok refreshing amber sweet ale ; nice fruity touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1219) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 8, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Cloudy orange with off-white head. Sweetish aroma, floral with notes of rice, candy and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with notes of candy, rice, ripe fruits and sake, a bit alcoholic. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from Beers’n’more. An unusual beer with special ingredients indeed. Yeast forward, sake, fruity and sweet. Reddish color. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1324) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from top of the hops Kilmarnock a hazy deep red beer sweet grainy aroma flavour is sweet malty rice grain some underlying fermented red fruits sweet boozy finish

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