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Brewed by Echigo Beer Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Translated from the Japanese on the can) We’ve used the delicious water and Koshihikari rice that Niigata’s nature has provided and made this in a German-style decoction mash. This is a dry beer with a crisp palate and finish.

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2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattkatz (20) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
17oz bottle pour, small beer glass. Pale yellow color, with little head, but lots of carbonation. Dry, crisp lager, paired great with sushi, and sriracha spice. No lingering bitterness like other Japanese premium beers.


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bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2018
I just had to try it. 5% alcohol, so nothing special there. Cool that it's made from rice, though.

3
teamsale (317) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Can pours a clear light gold with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is a light sweet lager. Taste is light and crisp with minimal bitterness and flavors similar to American mass produced lagers. The primary difference here is the aftertaste, which is a quite pleasant light citrus honey.

1.9
ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2017
A pretty decent golden lager. Much smoother and sweet than I was expecting. Tried with Jess at Ise Ramen in Omaha in 2017.

2.3
dutchdarthvader (374) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2017
Flesje @ Ku, Amsterdam. Een rijst biertje. Op zich geweldig idee maar in de praktijk best een vlak biertje. Maar in Azië vast wel meer gebruikelijk. Nauwelijks geurend een helder lichtgeel biertje met weinig koolzuur. Licht bitter maar meer op de achtergrond. Maar in een sushi bar zoals hier natuurlijk geweldige sfeer verhogend als je sushi gaat eten.

2.6
jgb9348 (6588) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 Clear golden coloured body with a thin white head and a bunch of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of crisp malt, alcohol, light earth and a touch of grain, all with some dry flavours and a dose of hay. Light-bodied; Strong grassy flavour at first with a nice fresh crisp malt flavour and little else, along with some mild sugars and a touch of hay -nothing really too strong here, either. Aftertaste shows the grain and alcohol and not much else - mild and bubbly without much else. Overall, a very subdued beer without much flavour at all, but showing some dry malt and grasses and a deep hay flavour. I sampled this 350 mL can purchased from City’Super! at Harbour City, in Kowloon, Hong Kong on 29-July-2017 for HK$19,00 sampled on the streets of Hong Kong on 30-July-2017.

2.7
Atom (2596) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Can pours a clear pale golden with a medium white head. Sweet malt sweet rice and caramel aroma, musky. Sugary almost sweetness to the malt, rice. Simple not very crisp or dry. Good with Asian food.

2.9
Ferris (17107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle - Light soft grains. Clear gold with a small white head. Honey like notes with a long slightly sweet finish.

3.1
ThomF (5) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
Nothing complex, but a great companion to sushi. Dry, clean and not too hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
futre7 (263) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bought for an exorbitant amount in the 7-11 Spring selection, Taipei Taiwan. Very light, Budweiser colour. The bubbles and head fade very quickly. Tastes like Super Dry meets Sake. It is quite dry but not as dry as Super Dry. Not as wheaty as the afformentioned. Has a slightly weird sake aftertaste. Still like it tho.

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tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle from Dashi in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is earthy grains, some metallic notes, maybe some light hay. Taste is earthy and a little spicy yeast / bread with a nutty finish. A little dirty at times but actually paired with with sushi.


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