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


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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This Ginger Ale is brewed using fresh fragrant ginger. Please enjoy the balance of the ginger flavor and the taste of malt.

Hop: Chinook, Perle, Styrian Golding
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Others: Ginger
SRM: 18

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mcberko (19803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
330mL bottle, pours amber orange with an off-white head. Aroma of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon - christmas spices. Flavour of ginger, malty sweetness, nutmeg and cinnamon, with caramel sweetness lingering. Not bad at all.

benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Dark brown with a medium frothy head. Aromas of crystalized ginger chew candy. Good beer.

pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Hitachino real ginger...clear reddish caramel brown with a soapy white head... Ginger nose, whaddya know. Clean... Flavors are crisp clean ginger without being too cloying or overbearing. Good body and carb. Drinkable. First hitachino beer and looking forward to trying more. 7/4/7/4/114

phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazy orange color with an even, off-white head. Aroma is ginger-forward, with some pepper, caramel malts, floral notes, sugar, and pineapple. Flavor of ginger, corn syrup, floral and herbal notes, pepper, pineapple, apricot, and clove. Medium-bodied, with a syrupy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The ginger is certainly abundant, but the mouthfeel is smooth enough that it doesn’t punch you in the face and rip up the palate like some other ginger beers. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.

ephemeral8 (69) - denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
batch stamp rg.10.05
dark amber. head dissipates more quickly. very clear pour, sediment stays put in the bottle.
nose: caramel first, then sharp, raw ginger. hints of ginger candy as well.
mouth: nice bright ginger, very pretty. unfortunately there’s quite a bit of heaviness from the malt and the hops in the finish which weigh the overall effect down. the ginger flavor is superior to just about all the ginger beers i’ve had, but the weight takes it down. the spiced notes are also nice--clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, but i wish the body was lighter, less malty, and a little less hopped. if this were just a little more ethereal, it would be amazing, but it’s a bit unbalanced and ends up feeling clunky--like a pretty girl covered in manure. doesn’t mesh as well as i would hope considering how nice the individual components are. still, refreshing and drinkable, with the ginger lingering quite a while.

DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle (RG.10.04) purchased at Frenchy’s Liquor in Woodland, CA. The aroma on this definitely has some earthy, spicy ginger notes present as well as some yeasty esters that give it a little fruitiness. Incense is also detected. Moderately hazy ruddy-amber body with a good off-yellow head and nice lacing present. Starts a little spicy and herbal, before some sweet toffee-like maltiness takes over in the middle. Hints of caramel follow. There are subdued herbal and non-spicy ginger flavors that are present throughout the drink. This drinks pretty nicely, but is more like a solid amber ale than anything else.

MaBeer1972 (2204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I am a ginger lover, so I knew when I saw this I had to try it. It’s a nice amber colored brew (wasn’t expecting that). Pleasant aroma. Flavor is nice lightly sweet roasty malt with a good ginger backbone. Not too sweet, nice hop balanced. Clean, malty finish.

Crit (4099) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Cloudy orange,thick beige head,intense bead.Lightly spiced ginger nose and palate.Medium alcohol heat. Easy drinking summer ale

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2010
RG.10.05. 7%. green label.
dark red plum color. nose is delicately soft plum sugar, with subtlely spiced ginger and sweet maple/molasses/toffee accents. inspiration experience from the first sip. chewy, resinous, spiced apple, cinnamon and ginger, with high acidity and medium+ bitterness. delicately textured but weighty for 7%. the sugar, acid and hop balance are near perfect. the chewy caramel sweetness could be toned down a little bit, but the lingering spicy bite of ginger in the finish is richly sustained and overall it’s a fun experience. the carbonation is exploding at exactly the right moment for the body of this beer. 4.2

previous rating (3.7) Jan/2010. bottle. unfiltered hazed gold colored body. fresh and green ginger and wheat in the nose, light citrus, light aromatic hops. velvety smooth approach, prickly ginger across the middle and back, citrus acidity in small doses. rich and chewy without being weighty. wonderful beer.

scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Poured a hazy brown from a bottle with a spooky owl! Not much head. Aroma has lots of ginger and caramel malts. Taste starts off like a usual brown ale with some good caramel malt flavors, and then transitions into a slightly sweet ginger flavor. The flavors are blended pretty well, and the ginger is not overdone. The finish is not too great, it is a little syrupy and leaves a sticky ginger taste. Overall pretty good and unique. I will look for more beers with spooky owls!

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