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


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RATINGS: 601   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - 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 (3785) - 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 (2281) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle, at Patricks. Its an unclear, orange-golden beer with an off-white head. Ginger and generic spicyness in the aroma, malts in the back, but quite evident. The flavor is malty sweet and with a good dash of caramel, still its the ginger that runs the show. Some bitterness. Full body. The finish is sweet and spiced. A wonderful ginger beer, even though I think the ginger has to much to say here. 100213

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is ginger, malt, fruit. flavour is ginger, malt, fruit, flower. Plane OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
Ruby beer, huge fluffy head. Clear ginger flavour in a rather soft ale, not overpowering. Hot aftertaste. Very pleasant, would be lovely with sushi or spicy food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle/11.2oz - Poured a darkish amber in color with a small very light tan head that hung around to produce some minor lacing on the glass. Aroma was slightly tart and faint of ginger and other spices. Flavor was an interesting mix of tartness, a small amount of ginger and flowery hops. Finish is slightly sour with a lingering mild bitterness, some mild ginger and some spiciness. Just OK... I was expecting more ginger flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7178) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
My friend Travis brought this one from out of state to the annual Memorial Day party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a huge orange-tan head that lingered. The aroma was strong candied ginger and ginger ale. The flavor was tangy and tart with spicy candied ginger and a touch of cinnamon. The finish was long, dry and spicy ginger. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is sweet tarts, ginger, malts, flowers, and spiced. The look is cloudy, golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is lemonade, powdery, sweet, slight tartness.

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