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


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RATINGS: 603   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoopsandHops (45) - ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2017
330ml bottle in Tel Aviv, bb 21.04.17. Pours dark amber out of the bottle, looks crimson in the glass, with under a finger of head that settles but for a thin ring around the rim (3). Aroma is super malty sweet, reminiscent of a Red Ale, almost barley wine-ish, with honey, molasses, toffee, sugared papaya, no ginger and none of the 8% ABV, but still smells intense and complex (8). Ginger comes through as soon as the beer hits the tip of the tongue (admittedly, as a reviewer I was looking for it) and carries through, and its nicely enveloped by the sweet taste of toffee and apricot, with a slighly bitter finish of that dried papaya -- nice and again complex (8). Body tends towards full with medium carbonation and soft texture (4).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13848) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle - Malty and spicy ginger. Clear Amber with a small white head. Malty and some ginger with a touch of spice. Not quite what I like this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7654) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at a local Asian restaurant. Poured a hazy, light brown color with a little ruby tinge and a white head. Aroma was surprisingly heavy in malts - not a lot of ginger here, which is a little unfortunate. Flavor was caramel, light ginger - but not a lot. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juks (151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
330ml bottle. Hazy dark amber, thich golden-beige head. Very sweet ginger, malt, caramel candy, gingerbeard, light smokiness, some alcohol in aroma. Taste is very malty, ginger is not as strong as expected from aroma, alcohol and some spiciness in aftertaste. Full bodied, quite alcoholy, low carbonated. Belgian strong ale with ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2017
Sweet ginger smell. Color is a light amber. Sweet thick alcahol rolling the beer around the tongue gives that ginger kick but the seet finish takes that all away.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1871) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours a very cloudy caramel color with with a short-lived off-white head. Very malty nose with faint ginger note. A lot of caramel in the flavor. Nice, faint snap of ginger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
lidor1995 (70) - ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2016
Nice fruity aroma with tick foam, testes of chocolate and citrus, and its pretty good, the ginger in the title has no presence at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2931) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Deep reddish brown color. Off white head with a thin layer retention. Aromas: sweet, toffee, sugar, ginger. Retronasal its much less sweet, with more ginger. Flavor is malty moderate sweet, light spices. Medium bodied. Light dry and light bitter finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (1072) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
Rdbrun farge med lys beige skum som ras kt faller. Blir liggende ett tynt lag. Lukter fruktig og krydret. Fyldig og oljete i munnflelse. Smaker karamell, krydder. Ikke verst l dette.

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