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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
Full review with photos and links to other reviews: http://beer47.com/2009/04/kiuchi-hitachi review: Appearance. This beer has a foamy but not frothy yellow-white head and does not leave much foam on the glass. This beer is hazy, which might be expected of an herb/spice beer, and has an amber or dark honey color. ----- Smell. Real Ginger Brew has a ginger aroma like that of ginger ale or ginger beer, which is a sweet smooth ginger smell. The bouquet is spicy with a bit of cloves and is enhanced by the ginger while accompanied by a light fruitiness. ----- Taste. The most pronounced taste of this beer is sweet malty ginger. Backing the ginger beer flavor is a sweet maltiness that is complemented with a touch of smooth hop bitterness. As you drink more of this brew the spiciness of the ginger builds but not so much that is it overpowering. ----- Mouthfee Real Ginger Brew is well carbonated, which adds to the comparison to ginger ale, and is a medium-light bodied beer. Drinkability. This beer is strong in alcohol content and strong in ginger flavor. On one hand it is crisp and refreshing like a ginger ale but also like a ginger ale I rarely want more than one.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3223) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2017
bottle from estucerveza. Appearance is light cloudy, orange, brown. Thin white head. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is malt, hops, fruit, spices, ginger, chili. Because the ginger is very soft, Im loving it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodsquad (181) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Aberdeen. Big nose of sweet red toffee apple coating and a warm, spicy ginger. Looks deliciously deep amber brown. Its hazy with a tightish foamy toffee-beige head. Taste builds on the toffee coating. Toast n syrup makes a formidably sweet malt front with a following feiry ginger ale. Soft mouthfeel with gentle but sharp carbonation assist countering the sweetness. Big sugary sweet front cut down by a feiry ginger and earthy hop. I can imagine the toffee will not be for everyone but I liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (906) - HONG KONG - MAR 20, 2017
Hazy copper, medium cream head, some lacing. Aroma of ripe fruits, dates, some ginger notes. Very malty body, not as expected associating the idea with "ginger ale", more of a old or a scotch ale, quite a winter beer, rich in sweet malts, spices, ripe fruits, with the ginger beneath it, which comes up after few sips, and getting stronger and more dominant as the beer warms up. Booze quite evident at this stage too. However, enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Pours a cloudy caramel color with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts and light spices. Smooth and light body with a caramel toffee taste similar to an old stock ale. Somewhat sweet with a peat moss finish and aftertaste. Earthy spices are prominent but the Ginger doesnt stand out. There is no sharp or crisp bite usually associated with Ginger. Ok, but not really my style and not that refreshing or enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoopsandHops (53) - 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).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14405) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7848) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juks (291) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (309) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
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