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

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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Ginger Ale is brewed using fresh fragrant ginger. Please enjoy the balance of the ginger flavor and the taste of malt.

Hop: Chinook, Perle, Styrian Golding
Malt: Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Others: Ginger
SRM: 18

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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.


3.3
hopihalido (48) - GERMANY - JAN 13, 2018
AR: ginger, caramel, liquid manure AP: flaky coppery amber TA: ginger, malt, caramel

3.1
alhobj (67) - - JAN 13, 2018
Good beer. Stop make me have to write comments to rate beer. Good beer. Stop make me have to write comments to rate beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Grumbo (4288) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle at the Spread Eagle, Ipswich. Pours dark amber with a good sized frothy off-white head. Aroma of mild ginger, light spice, toffee and syrup. Medium plus sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Subtle ginger finish but with a little fire to it.

3.4
Nurmis (886) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pours amber with small white head. Ginger is more mild than most ginger ales I have tasted, but in a good way. Its more "rounder" and less tangy. Spices and caramel malt going on too, could not taste the alcohol. Not into ginger ales, but this beer was good.

3
DanDan_ (83) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2017
Was expecting a light ale with a ginger blast but got a amber beer with loads of malty sweetness, some bitter taste, and very subtle ginger if you look for it. Not the refreshing beer I expected, but still enjoyed it.

3.4
rotaman14 (785) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2017
Aroma of citrusy hops and I supposed ginger? Taste is quite heavy on the sweetness with a spicy gingery finish. Tastes quite good.

2.6
SaintMatty (7608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
330ml Bottle - Dark amber with small head. Strong aroma of ginger but some nuts can be detected too. Spicy, earthy and moderately sweet taste with ginger standing out along with notes of caramel and sultanas.

2.5
YantarCoast (1624) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 26, 2017
330ml bottle from Pinta's in Moscow. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is ginger, sweet malts, spices. Taste is medium sweet, ginger, syrup, malt.

3.1
Scipio (1275) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Pours a light brown with a thin off white head. Ginger jumps out in the aroma, with earthy malt, caramel, spices, and light floral hops are also found. The taste is bitter and quite sweet, and its a candyish sweet at that. Still very heavy in ginger, the floral impressions are rather pronounced in here as well. Underneath we get a slight cinnamon, mild spice, caramel, and cereal. Not very surprisingly, ginger dominates the aftertaste. Medium bodied, thicker in texture, and average in carbonation. To much sugar and ginger. I wasn’t impressed.

3.4
thellgren (1168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki (tasted May 19, 2017). Appearance is brown, cloud and with a nice head. Taste is full of ginger, but it is not very spicy. There is enough malt base to balance everything.


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