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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Translated from the Japanese on the can) Weve used the delicious water and Koshihikari rice that Niigatas 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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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2012
This reminded me of a really smooth mass distribution american lager..A little better quality than the mass produced with a very nice mouth feel.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2017

Bottle 17fl.oz. at [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting ] @ Deansos place (former ABC Beers), Korte Koediefstraat 5 Den Haag, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Echigo Koshihikari ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, hay, corn, rice. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, corn, sweet malt, pale malt, rice. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20160922]
5-3-5-2-8

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (1212) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2017
500ml bottle at restaurant in Canberra. Crystal clear golden beer with thin white head. Light rice taste, lightly carbonated. Vegetal finish. Not great but fine with Japanese food.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (6171) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Hay nose. Crystal clear yellow, medium head, little retention. Hay, clean. Light body, easy carbonation, waxy mouthfeel. Japan tick!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10664) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Lata. Golden colour. Malty and sweet aroma. Flavour is sweet, malty lightly bitter with some grass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2017
Pretty good in the context of a japanese restaurant. Out side of that micght be dicey. Astringent rice taste and resin tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlindGuardianco (88) - - FEB 21, 2017
First Japanese beer, not bad at all, a bit malty and good with ramen, will buy again

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Can at my parents. Clear golden yellow. Sweetish with grain, grass and yeast notes. Medium carbonation. Not much flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (6981) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Kogiya Korean BBQ in Annandale, VA. Poured into a small glass. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of hay, malt, citrus. Tastes of straw, hay, citrus, malt. Light body with a dry finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (13897) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/22/16] Bottle sample at Pre-Borefts RateBeer Tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone for sharing bottles! Yellow. Grainy aroma. Sweetish grainy flavor. Light-bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuspoenari (2197) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Notes of cooked rie, pale malts, grains, light pilsner hops.


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