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


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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a hazy, orange, amber, colour with a frothy short lived white head. The aroma is pretty interesting, ginger, licorice, malt, citrus, honey, floral hops, there really is quite a bit to this beer. The flavour is pretty much a spot on reflection of the aroma. You know, i bought two of these about a month ago, I tried the one right away and wasnt really blown away, but now drinking this, Im trying to remember why? This is some pretty fantastic stuff, definitely worth a try. . .maybe gets better with age... going to buy some more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Cloudy amber pour. Aroma holds sweet malt, ginger, and citric sweetness. Flavor is unimpressive, with more sweet ginger and spice. Palate is light. Mediocre stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
From bottle: Hazy, light amber. Sweet aroma of spices and (of course) ginger. Taste: some ginger at front, lingers somewhat, giving way to a grain flavor. Moderate hop character. Somewhat spicy finish. Not as impressed as I was with some of the other Hitachino Nest brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle from the LCBO- SLightly hazed orange, with a nice frothy white cap. Nose is super spicy with loads of ginger, caramel malts, floral spices. Tastes like ginger, and lots of it. Sweet, slightly fruity, like apricot, with some pineapple. A bit of clove towards the end. Medium bodied, a bit heavy and syrupy for mass consumption, but Im generally pleased with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
Hazy orange pour with a nice thinly bubbled head. Nice scent very appealing and welcoming. Sweet and gingery. Unique taste. Not what I expected. The ginger is not nearly as overpowering as I expected. Reminds me of a fruit beer or a wheat. Really easy to drink. Little to no aftertaste. Really cant taste the strongness either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2010
Appearance: cloudy copper with a small white head, kind of hazy. Aroma: lots of ginger! Yes, I love Ginger! Kind of like a Ginger chew, a small amount of floral notes in there too. Flavour: Delicious Ginger, yum, tangy and sweet, rises up the back of the palate & tingles the back of the nose & throat. Lots of caramel, spicy, tangy, almost orange tones. I love it!!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
330ml bottle
7.0% ABV
I tried this beer on July 19, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent copper with a golden-tan head that did not last. The aroma was sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and ginger. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, caramel and ginger. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogne (1202) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle from LCBO. Hazy caramel with a medium foamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, ginger, malt and spices. Flavor is Ginger, caramel, brown sugar, malt, soap, herbal notes and a moderate bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. GInger is predominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4003) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy amber body with a fair off-white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with ginger and fruity (melon, grapefruit) hints. Good hoppy taste which carries malty, ginger, brown sugar, and woody notes. It ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2010
330ml Bottle: Comes as "Real Ginger Brew", but I assume it to be the same as this one here. Pours a dark amber brown, reasonably thick slightly off-white head. Extremely sweet aroma of ginger, molasses and brown sugar. Smooth sipping, like silk, albeit cloyingly sweet while doing so. Great ginger flavour is prominent, an almost lactose quality surrounding it, pine and molasses. This is pretty good for what it promises to be - real ginger ale. Good work.

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