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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (7616) - 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 (33) - 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 (300) - 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 (1826) - 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 (61) - 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 (2886) - 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 (1061) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (824) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
Reddish brown clear beer wirh a weak head. Smell is caramel and not much else. Chlorine. Taste is caramel. Some maltiness, bit of double-like beer. Hint of ginger heat at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (1060) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Pours a rich brown with a tinge of red from a bottle, thick white head that stays for quite a while. Aroma is a treacly ginger, flavor is similar with a fair amount of citrus. A little cloying. Okay beer.

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