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


on tap

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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2003
A classy beer that's not at all weird. It pours a nice reddish- tinged gold color with some particulate matter suspended throughout. Minimal head formation. Aroma of mild minty, herbal hops, a roasty, smokiness, presumably the red rice, and also a spicy, peppery element. Flavor is rich, sweet, with excellent mouthfeel. Somewhat fruity and peppery, closing with a good, but gentle dose of bitter hops. Alcohol well concealed. I didn't pick up the sake flavors.

MacheteII (0) - - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 En nariz olores afrutados ( fresa) color rosa turbia, sin espuma, sabor dulce al principio y amargo al final!! Buena cerveza

bewyder (530) - FRANCE - OCT 18, 2017
Ambrée rousse, trouble, malt doux, le côté céréale ressort pas mal et reste doux (le riz certainement), notes fruits légers. Assez particulière. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez Nicolas, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 30/09/2017.

bverona (2) - - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Like this beer very much. Not as much citrus as the white ale, but still very crisp.

MRMedellin (323) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - SEP 14, 2017
Orange cloudy beer, standard carbonation, white head that dissipates quickly. At nose it has several caramel notes from the malt. The flavor is bitter sweet with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

hesiodus (86) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2017
sweet, some red berries, nice reddish color, light sour, dry, tasty, some rhubarb, nice brew

Guruhso (826) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2017
Backlog. Bottle. Aroma of malts and rice, hints of caramel, also some sweetish and somewhat strange notes of undefined fruit. The flavour has a sweet mix of malts and some strange undefined fruit again, low bitterness, alcohol is noticeable. Some hops in the aftertaste

ol0_0le (1) - JAPAN - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Very sweet beer using ancient rice. Because it smells good, it is easy to drink, alcohol is 7%

tactac76 (3) - Nancy, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2017 does not count
roasty, earthy, smoke, red, cloudy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter. Bière assez décevante, plutôt fade, pas vraiment d’arôme identifiable hormis un léger gout de fumé qui rappelle étrangement et à un degré moindre une rauchbier. Sinon, aspect plutôt sympa, un peu trouble, rougeâtre, avec une mousse fine. Amertume assez prononcée un peu désagréable en fin de bouche. Peu d'intérêt globalement.

AcctError484021 (60) - - AUG 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 Bue à la pression au delirium café de Nancy, Bière rousse ambrée avec une belle mousse consistante, un nez grillé, pas trop de carbonation, assez douce au goût, pas de note de fruit, bière a tester à température ambiante pour voir si la force se fait sentir.

Ysok02 (1764) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
Robe rubis, fine mousse. Nez qui allie des notes de riz grillé, de céréales, de malt et de fruits. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, de la fraîcheur, une belle bulle et une finale maltée et torréfiée. Une belle bière pour accompagner les sushis.

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