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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dose of fresh ginger roots added to the brewkettle creates an intriguing mix of ginger, malt-sweetness , and citruslike aromas and flavors Hoppy dryness is very subdued with ginger-sweet-spicey notes dominating throughout to the very finish.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1725) - ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma of caramel and ginger. Sweet maltiness, strong ginger spicy flavors with some caramel and toasted malt, Medium-bodied with dirt carbonation. Not a fan.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (3211) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle, small stable creamy head, clear copper color, aroma of ginger spice caramel and some candy, flavor of caramel and ginger with a coarse grapefruit bitterness. The base beer is much too malty and heavy doesnt blend with the ginger and spice. Not a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (3071) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Espaa. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, ginger / Malta, dulce, gengibre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3986) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts and ginger with hints of bread. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3495) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Amber with a small off white head. Spicy and malty tones. Ginger, malt, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a Nice spicy / malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (4094) - Radom, POLAND - APR 9, 2016
Piana spora i trwala kolor miedziany metnisty dosc ciemny. Zapach imbiru limonki i nieco aloesu. W smaku przyprawowe lekko ostrawe, imbir pieprz, kurkuma i inne ostre przyprawy. Przy tym bardzo slodowe i slodkawe. Chmielenie lekkie i ginie na tle slodowosci. Ogolnie smaczne i wyraziste i bardzo przyprawowe Ale

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (1489) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Hazy copper with beige head. Light aroma of ginger and flowers. Sweetish and sour flavor with lots of ginger, soapy with some graininess, harsh ginger bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 11,2 fl.oz from Bier-Bienne (CH). Reddish brown with a huge ochre foam. Appetizing perfumes of malt, caramel, ginger. Just like the taste, syrupy, unctuous, powerful with candied ginger, spices, toffy-honey and earthy-citrusy hop. A little soda like but betrayer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Unexpectedly malty, sweet, ginger spiced aroma with a rich, almost honey-like quality. Clear with a darker than expected reddish-brown hue and yellowish head. Particularly nice colour. Very, rounded flavour balancing soft, yet rich malt with light spice, masking the alcohol very well. Slight banana coming through also which complements toffee flavours produced by the malt. The spice isnt very obviously ginger though, its more just sort of general spice which doesnt give the clean effect Im really looking for. Smooth and soft texture with a light, fuzzy carbonation. I wouldve expected the carbonation to be a bit higher and crisper and whilst I normally love softness in a beer, I think the flavours here mightve benefited from a crisper, harder feel. Overall though a great beer to experience. It isnt the refreshing type of ginger beer which I was kind of expecting and is instead much thicker and chewier. It has its place and is certainly well-made but the general spice addition flavour doesnt tend to go down so well with me as I sense it as a bit artificial. Perhaps it is the particular preparation of ginger doing this but as a spiced beer in its own right, its still very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1591) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Appearance: cloudy medium amber with one finger of medium dense light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel malt, citrus, mild ginger, mild mixed spices. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, mild bitter and lightly spicy finish. (3/5) I just realized what this reminds me of: pumpkin beer. Oh, and American Strong Ale. I mean, yeah, I get the ginger - eventually - but it takes a seat right at the very back of this bus. This is nothing like your typical Jamaican-style ginger beers. In fact, it sort of reminds me of Arrogant Bastard. With a shot of pumpkin spice. (13/20)


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