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


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RATINGS: 607   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
Quite earthy and spicy with subtle honey notes. The Ginger is quite sweet and reminds me of candied ginger dipped in honey. There is an earthy herbal finish, and some more sweet Ginger candy. Not bad but I cant drink more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
330 mL bottle. Brown sugar brown will very little head. Ginger dominates the aroma, and is quite appealing. Some sweet caramel underneath. Kinda reminds me of spruce beer. The ginger is not exactly subtle in the flavour, but its not as dominant as it is in the aroma. There is some sweet caramel and a touch of citrus in there as well. Slight bitterness in the finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strowlands8 (199) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours brown with a nice fluffy off-white head. BIG aroma of ginger from the second you open the bottle. Smell is the same as a real spicy ginger ale. The taste is a bit mellower with some sweet malts coming through but still lots of ginger, and maybe some other spices as well. Mouthfeel is soft and not too carbonated. Overall I like the beer but the ginger is a bit too prominent for me personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramel malt and toffee with some very subtle ginger notes. Taste is also dominated by caramel malt with sweet toffee notes while ginger is hidden quite well in this whole mix. Body is full with limited filtration and some average carbonation. Not bad overall but I was expecting a beer more focus toward ginger then strong caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
330 ml bottle: Pours a copper-red semi hazed ale in the glass. DEcent 2 finger cap, good retention and lacing. Aroma is Caramel-toffee malts over herbal-grassy ginger tones. Medium body, rich malty-spicy character, light peppery mouth feel. Flavor is a wonderful cacophony of rich Marris otter and caraMunich malts, peppery bittering as the hops ride with the spicey Ginger in balancing the front....middle gets some interesting flavor amalgams...long rich finish, ginger and some fusil mingle with sweet malting....long lingering warming. A world class specialty beer. Well carried off, substantial and deeply flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
What a cute label and cap. If 13 year old girls could drink, this would be their favorite brew. I smell very little ginger or even beer for that matter. Nice looking copper gold with a tiny head. Can taste a hint of ginger - certainly not overpowering. The rest of the flavor is kind of a flattish macro taste with a bit of a chemical tang at the end. Some ginger lingers, but the overall feeling isnt particularly pleasant. Oh well, had to try it I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
330ml bottle. Cloudy, nearly murky brick red with a small beige frothy diminishing head. Aroma of tangerine zest, yeast, alcohol and light ginger spiciness - almost sugary. Taste follows, reminds me a lot of the HeBrew Lennys RyePA, only less boozy and grainy - better balanced than the aroma. Sticky, lively mouthfeel, a bit boozy, with a sticky afterfeel. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served almost cold in a Scotch-Irish taster glass.

App.: Clear copper with a nice reddish-tan head. Aroma: Plenty of zesty, peppery, citrusy ginger backed by nice crunchy malts, definitely a ginger snap cookie in liquid form. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence with some sharpness. Flav.: Exactly like the nose ginger snap all the way; somewhat sweet with a little bitterness, slightly metallic, with more ginger snap on the finish.

Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. pours hazed deep orange. looks like a really good IPA. aroma of pale malt and ginger with slight citrus hops. the flavour starts with sweet cara malts, citrus hops come in then the ginger. the ginger adds a twist but IMO is just a touch over done. really nice beer, ill be getting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
Aroma is roasted malt and spice, copper, pours a small tan head. Flavour has ginger, cinnamon, clove and malt, tastes like gingerbread. Medium bodied, very well balanced, spicy and tasty, fine spice burn. Terrific! LCBO brings in another fine beer. Keep it up!

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