Koshihikari Echigo Beer - Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: donnebaby on 04-09-2004)
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*RICE LAGER FACE-OFF!!!* A Japanese classic (Echigo Beer Koshihikari Rice Lager) versus the young Aussie upstart (2 Brothers Kung Foo Rice Lager), who will win my beer drinking affections? Echigo is the benchmark and a brew I’ve had before at one of those trendy new dumpling places in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane). I recall being impressed with how interesting this brew was and I wish I had reviewed it at the time, but all's well because I managed to pick up a bottle at Plonk.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Stein.

A: Presents a clear pale gold body with a 1cm white head. A little lighter toned than most Lagers but otherwise spot on. 8/10.

S: The aroma has typical Euro Pale Lager hints of cut grass and green apple, along with a prominent Sake note as well. Touches of malt grain in the background. A straightforward but well-crafted Lager fragrance then. 7/10.

T: All of the above: Cut grass, green apple, Sake and malt grain is presented in the flavour profile with a crisp dry finish. There is a bit of honey sweetness to it as well which is levelled out in the long dry finish. Aftertaste is apple and rice. Again we have a well-crafted Lager with little to detract from it. 7/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light/dense carbonation... in fact a bit more carbonation would be right on for the style, it is lacking in this respect. 5/10.

D: And now the downside: Echigo Koshihikari is far too expensive (at $8/500ml) for what you get - there are plenty of other Lagers out there with similar qualities but cheaper (like Brok, Mythos or Stella Artois). Other than that I did enjoy drinking this, and I think it would suit a nice sushi platter. As it warmed up the fruitiness of this Lager really became more prominent and interesting, good to note for future reference fellow beerethren. 6/10.

Food match: Sashimi set and match.

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Out of a bottle at Oshima in Orange, CA (as the main man Mack's down sushi).

Beautiful label that has Raul intrigued like his prom date - but when the dress comes off, will Raul be letdown again?

Not an all out banger, but like Shakira, these hips don't lie. Just clean and a bit crisp - no adjunct skunk.

Good while macking down some cherry salmon, but not much else.

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Tastes like a solid adjunct lager, and is actually quite pleasing compared to the usual Japanese macrobrews, particularly in its lack of a skunky quality.

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Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
77 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.