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

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77
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: donnebaby on 04-09-2004)
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Photo of RaulMondesi
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.

RaulMondesi, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -9.6%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drewone, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of kofukasho
3/5  rDev -9.6%

kofukasho, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +20.5%

shigg85, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
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.

fipoceilz7, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

gelasin, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Straight2Ale, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of amano_h
3.75/5  rDev +13%

amano_h, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3/5  rDev -9.6%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Zond
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Zond, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Wbarnett24
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

Wbarnett24, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Rayek
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Rayek, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

brianmandell, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of raulazzer
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

raulazzer, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(0040026)

A: clear, light, apple-flesh gold... throws up a quiet, somewhat compact, cottony foam that actually takes a couple minutes to slowly recede - ends up leaving just a weak collar on the perimeter... any lace immediately dissolves back into the liquid

S: bit of a granola and dried apple aroma... not vibrantly fruity, or vibrant in the least

T: mild maltiness similar to a dry Helles (but more like an adjunct lager)... bit of a old powdery bubblegum and a hint of clove in the aftertaste... fairly clean, crisp malt flavors... hop flavor and bitterness quite minimal

M: soft, smooth, and round... rather light-bodied with a finish that just drops off quickly yet delicately... anemic carbonation - not flat, but lacking pep

O: bottle likely had 6+ months age on it, at least... still, it was pleasant and drinkable enough for what it is - great brewing and packaging practices, no doubt

Bouleboubier, May 16, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed wine glass.

Crystal clear brass lemon yellow, not too bright. Thick fluffy white head three fingers tall off the pour and some scattered shampoo like lacing.

Aroma is clean, kind of a nice mellow grainy sweetness. Thin honey sensing, but also a bit balanced between dry and sweet. Riced aroma as expected but smells quite decent.

Palate is mild crisp with a bit of corny sweet like finish. Mellow clean finish with a simple light honey sweetness. Simple airy and light. Not overly fussel or flawed either but not much more to say.

Overall it is what a rice forward made beer is, go eat this with some shrimp crackers and it's probably the best pairing. But it doesnt get more exciting than that.

smakawhat, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this in Los Angeles. Pours a medium yellow with a nice white head. A fair amount of carbonation yet when I drink it there is not much carbonation at all. Almost flat. This is your typical malt beer that is clean. Not much body and nothing that stands out.

Richardbeerlover, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poupae, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

PCowen, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Beerbuddy21, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Pahn
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold-tinted yellow. Fizzy white head dissipates immediately. No lacing.

Smell: Soft cologne-y hop aroma is the dominant aroma. No skunk (thank you for using brown bottles). Some light breadiness underneath. Very faint lagery tang. Pleasant aroma.

Taste: Unexpectedly sweet up front. Decent burst of malt flavor leading to what-might-be-rice and moderate dryness. Pretty clean flavors, and refreshing despite the body and not-really-bone-dryness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, almost creamy. Pretty dry, but not as dry as a pale lager like this ought to be. Sufficient carbonation. Seems weird in a way but it works.

Overall: It's no premium German lager, but there's good flavor here, and nothing off. Simple, but flavorful enough. Could easily drink a lot of this, especially on a hot day. Not half bad. Much better than Sapporo and the like.

Pahn, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

chossboss, Mar 11, 2014
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Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
77 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.