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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Specialty Grain
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Red Rice Ale was brewed with special red rice which had been cultured in ancient times in Japan. Please enjoy the complex taste and beautiful natural color. The ale has complex Sake like flavours with a hint of strawberry in the nose and palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (336) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours dark reddish orange with quick, white foam. Sweet, caramel malt nose with some notes of wheat (?). Medium body with active fizz. The malt / rice combination gives it an unusual sweetness, perhaps strawberry as the description suggests. The yeast comes out as it warms. It ends up on the ale end of the spectrum. Rich, with a slightly sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1094) - FRANCE - JAN 12, 2017
Pours deep amber with thick white head. Nose is toasted malts and candi. Aromas are toasted malts, red fruits, wooden notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter finish. Very well balanced and pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael_bb (70) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2017
Being a japanese red rice ale I bought it expecting something quite original, which for the price, you can at least expect... However theres nothing particularly outstanding about it. That being said, its a really enjoyable beer with some red fruit notes and a pleasant taste. The texture and carbonation are just on point and the label design is beautiful, so all adds up for a perfectly fine beer albeit not that special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonofian (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Perfectly fine red ale from Japan that could be from absolutely anywhere. Rice is promised but never materialises, although thats probably for the best. Very drinkable for 7% and surprisingly bland

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (665) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours sort of dark red Amber and medium opaque with a thin white foam subsiding average. Scent is sort of interesting sugary red ale properties. Nothing obscure and yet so mature and clean. Taste is gorgeous consistent flavors of red ale, rose, orange zest, and cinnamon. Little bit sticky. Great.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (1036) - - DEC 25, 2016
Aroma: caramel and malt Taste: sour rice from the start. But mostly malt with some interesting caramel aftertaste Drinkable but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1823) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Pours a very cloudy caramel color with with a short-lived off-white head. Malty nose. Caramel in the flavor. Dull sweetness offset just a bit by a subtle clean flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Paladares (207) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2016
Botella. Color mbar rojizo. Turbia. Aroma flojito. No dice mucho. Quiz leve arroz inflado. Curioso sabor. Cereal y con toques afrutados, frutos rojos

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (2097) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle at Beyond The Pale, Leek. Pours a hazy amber colour with thin white head. Aroma of baked beans, rice, tomato, some soy sauce, slight paprika and subtle spice. Taste of baked beans, rice, tomato, some rice and subtle spice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, fruity, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A weird, rice beer. Lots of tomato and baked bean flavour. Odd but drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lidor1995 (61) - ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Simple straightforward aroma, orange color with almost no head, sweet full taste and nice heavy palate


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