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


on tap

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RATINGS: 855   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: Complex, but in a fairly subtle way. I guess what Im trying to say is that it had a lot of complexity for a beer that was full of lighter flavors that arent necessarily all that complex. Hid alcohol fairly well among such light flavors. I was surprised that it was quite sour. Great balance with sweetness, sourness and acidity. But complex doesnt always mean great. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, orangey gold with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light cereal; moderate fruity, dusty and musty yeast; pear; peach, pineapple; a little flora; lemon; lemon rind; apricot, and slightly sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, sour and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour and acidic with a surprisingly long duration for all the the light flavors. There was light fruits, light citrus, pear, peach, green grape, lemon, apricot, maybe a little pineapple, a little citrus rind, pineapple near the edge where it is bitter; yeast; sour fruit; a little honey; and duty and musty yeast. The light to medium and dry body was made to feel even lighter by fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
caribou43 (950) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2017
I dont know what it was happening with my bottle but it was not drinkable and probably infected, I dont really have others explanations. The color is orange/red transparent, regular carbonation, thin foam. The taste had notes of rotten mushrooms, notes of rice, taste of turpentine, really bad sensation at the palate, some notes of strawberries at the final but it was not a good experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2017
Copenhagen 29/4 2017. 33 cl bottle from Mad & Vin. A very red Owl on the label which seems to be appropriate when considering the name. Seems that this beer is "an Ale brewed with Red Rice". Pours hazy amber with white head. No lacing. Aroma is sweetish. Caramel, strawberry with light notes of humid forest. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is sweetish but pleasant. Sweet malt. Light bitterness but with a little sourness. Aftertaste of caramel. Im not usually into sweet beers - but this one is actually quite good - although a bit thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HULK777 (582) - - APR 24, 2017
Wonderful ale, full of caramel, red berries (especially strawberries and wild strawberries) and a long and tasty aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Potężna dawka zmywacza do paznokci. Złe. Bardzo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (3260) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2017
Bottle from estucerveza. Color is orange. Cloudy. Thin white head. Medium body. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is spices, quince, fruit, hibiscus, malt, light cacao, rice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ochniczek (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
33cl bottle. deep dark red color, slightly hazy. moderate whitish head and little lacing. aroma of malt and sour fruit, plums maybe, quite sweet. malty mouthfeel, very velvety. alcohol perceptible but not overwhelming. slightly herbal bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandrilo00 (69) - CROATIA - MAR 31, 2017
Veri najs..............................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven1973 (427) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2017
Flasche bestellt bei Craftbeer-Shop.deRtlich trb, kein Schaum, kleine Teilchen in der Flssigkeit. Aroma Sauer, Sauerkraut, Reiswasser. Geschmack: Moderate Malzssse, etwas fruchtiges (Erdbeere) im Hintergrund, rckt aber in den Vordergrund im Laufe des Genusses, etwas bitter. Wrzig. Erfrischend

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Blood orange red, small light ivory head. Little to no lace. Nose: Red fruit, like strawberries or cherries, hot metal, some creaminess. Taste: I have never tasted anything quite like this before. Rice ales are definitely in a class of their own. Mixture of cherries and currant. Pronounced sweetness that opens up and becomes more layered as it breathes. Nice bite to it. Dry finish. Mouthfeel: Light-Medium body, sharp carbonation. It drinks like a 5% but sits at a comfortable 7%. Overall: On the savory side, I would pair this with grilled eel or any type of teriyaki dish. Since the Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale has a pronounced sweetness to it, I believe that it would also pair nicely with a Mochi, red bean tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (295) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Belle dcouverte que cette bire au parfum de gteau aux haricots rouges. On se rapproche du marron. Trs bon.

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