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


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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4935) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2072) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Great sweet beer. Aromas of ginger, burnt caramel, and some alcohol. Taste is sweet, with a touch of sourness, and bitter notes; it lasts long. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2010
330mL bottle, labelled "Real Ginger Brew". Pours hazy golden brown with suspended sediment, a lot of bubbles, a small persistent off white head and some mottled lacing. The aroma is subdued, caramel, dark fruit and some ginger. The ginger comes forward in the flavour, with medium sweetness and low-medium bitterness while the alcohol is also noticeable. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, silky, and dry in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmeup (663) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2010
Rich dark red/amber and minimal head. Aromas of sweet malt & ginger spice. Flavour is the same with a definate medicinal character. Seems to be out of balance to me. Mix it with something else maybe! Not my fav from Kiuchi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloud orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of ginger, horseblanket, citrus, and florals. Flavor of ginger, orange, caramel, brett, and florals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Copper color with lots of bubbles. Malty, hoppy, and faint sweet-spicy ginger aroma. I already love it. Then it goes sort of downhill from there. Sweet, strongly ginger flavor, with a slightly unpleasant hop bitterness at the end. Unique it is, but its too much like ginger beer to be a good ginger-flavored ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
Poured a dull amber brown body with a short head. Nose is a bit of ginger and sweet. Taste comes across a little woody, ginger again definitely, didnt notice the alcohol. Enjoyed most of the Hitachino beers I have tried though this one didnt do a lot for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7404) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Biggish offwhite shiny head. Hazy red body. Strong harmonic gingery aroma with licorice and cough drop notes. Dry gingery herbal taste, quite light, but strong on the ginger. Light body. Faintly hot mouthfeel, presumably from the ginger. Dry peppery gingery aftertaste with herbal floral notes. Nice, and interesting, but a bit one-dimensional. More complexity would improve it dramatically. (0.33l bottle at Olympen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured cloudy gold with an off white head. aroma was ginger and cinnamon. flavor was ginger, cinnamon, and peach.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11731) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
330ml bottle shared with KnutAlbert. Fine, lasting, white layer atop of a cloudy, amber-orange body. Fragile laceworks. Discreet aroma of ginger and malts. Much more prominent in flavour with its integrated sweet malt-ginger profile, offset by a subdued touch of fruity acidity. Long-lived, rounded aftertaste. Enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere with fellow ratebeerians at Hndverkerstuene, Oslo 19.03.2010.

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