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

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 19.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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

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Beer added by: donnebaby on 04-09-2004

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3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, sugar, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is easy to drink, but there is nothing very memorable about this one to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

*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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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Poured from a can. White, quickly diminishing 1" head. Very clear, light amber body. Aroma includes light apple, pear, bread dough. Flavor is light and dry, faintly tart, grainy, and sweet; subtle lime-like hop bitterness and flavor. Body is light and spritzy with high carbonation.

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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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
76 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.