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

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
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:
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(Beer added by: donnebaby on 04-09-2004)
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

PCowen, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of jneiswender
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The poured this beer out of a 12 ounce bottle into large tasting glass served cool

The beer appears very light straw in color with a nice foamy white head

The smell of the beer is flowery sugary with the light grain scent

The beer has a nice floral white sugar flavor with a very slight medicinal finish

Well carbonated and very light pillow like mouth feel on the palate

I find this beer to be a very nice drinking beer. It's flavors are clean and very late and represent the style very well

jneiswender, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

barbellsNbeers, May 04, 2012
Photo of JMiculka
4.55/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very smooth and drinkable beer with a slight taste of hops. I have taste tested with friends and they found it to be very good. While somewhat light in body it had a very smooth mouth feel. It would be a beer that I would use to celebrate special occasions. Wish it were more widely available. Great with sashimi or sushi.

JMiculka, Oct 12, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

epim00, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of DogFood11
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pils glass it formed a solid white head. Ring lacing was sparce but evident. Yellow bodied brew with massive amounts of racing carbonation. So much carbonation that this has to be up there with the most visible bubbling I've seen in a brew.

Like most beers in this style there are faint hints of grain but overall its fairly clean. The malt bill is sturdy but lacking much flavor. Hops crispen it up lightly towards the end. This is quite the dry finishing brew and is completely void of anything offensive or that would detract from this being a nearly perfect example of the style. Very well done.

Wow!! this baby is sooo clean and crisp and refreshing that I'd love to see this enter the country in a case of cans. The oversized bottle will work for now.

DogFood11, Jun 14, 2007
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

richie, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Beermazter310, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

MrTopher, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Nunya, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

ggourde, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Straight2Ale, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of watchnerd
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml oversized bottle, picked it up from Nijiya Market in San Francisco.

Okay, I'm going to lay my cards on the table right now: this is one of the best Japanese macro / rice lagers to be had. It trumps most of the big names (Asahi, Sapporo, Kirin), Yebisu being the only other one that is a stand-out.

It pours clean and clear, but not too pale. A nice golden color. A light foam, but not too much, nor much lace. A slight bit of grain and hops in the aroma.

But the taste is perfect for this style: crisp, a bit dry, and edging much closer to being a pils than is typical for this style. You can actually taste hops in this one!

Amazingly drinkable, and perfect for paring with the more subtle nature of Japanese food, the one your West Coast Double IPA will overpower. Try it!

watchnerd, Feb 19, 2008
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

shigg85, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of chanokokoro
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pilsener glass

Pours a brilliant translucent light gold capped by a two finger billowing white head. Herbal notes, fresh grass, light floral accents and subtle hints of pear. Opens with fresh herbal notes and green, light honey notes, apple skin, transitioning to apple flesh. Finishes with delicate floral notes and continued light fruit notes. Light body that feigns heavier at times, abundant carbonation. Slick and smooth with every so light touches of syrup on the edges. I really enjoyed this brew which is fantastic example of the style.

chanokokoro, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice label. Pours a clear straw with almost no head. Nose is slightly grainy. Flavor is pretty subdued. Overall smooth with a slight grain influence. Feel has a nice bubble on the tongue and a well balanced liquid feel. Very drinkable, but keep the style in mind.

RblWthACoz, Dec 31, 2007
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3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a super pale straw yellow with a small head that quickly vanished.

The aroma of the beer was of faint malt with some notes of corn.

The flavor of the beer started out with a light sweet maltiness, but finished very clean and dry. The hops provided a soft floral bitterness. There were some light phenolics that gave a nice tingle in the finish.

The mouthfeel on this beer was light, but in no way thin. The carbonation was lively and bright.

This was what I'd call a very good version of Asahi Superdry. Say what you want about light lagers, there are good versions that exist that are crips, refreshing, and full of flavor. This is one of them.

SacoDeToro, Jun 04, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light yellow golden color with no head. Medium-carbonation.

Smell: Grainy sweet rice smell. Slight citric fruitiness. It smells very fresh. Mild hoppiness. I smell hints of grass.

Taste: very mild carbonated sweet and malty. A little bit more kick from the hops than the usual Japanese rice lager. Very smooth and refreshing. Pale characters. Good balance. Light grape taste. Finishes well but slightly pale.

Mouthfeel: Light but well balances. Perfect for washing down a meal. Compliments Sushi very well and is especially good pair with pickled dishes.

Drinkability: very good with food. Slightly sweet. Very satisfying. One is enough.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of dpool
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light staw color very light head.

S: Reminds me of the smell of sake with a touch of hops

T: Refreshingly light, and dry hint of rice and maybe a little lemon

M: Very light, little carbonation, but overal pleasant

D: Nice beer to drink with sushi and I can see myself drinking it again.

dpool, Jan 24, 2007
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3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an imperial pint glass. 02/26/09.

Pours a bright and clear straw yellow color with a finger and a half of whitish head. The head quickly disappeared leaving slight lacing. Aroma is floral with a rice-like quality.

Taste is somewhat malty and has noticeable rice character. The rice is mostly subtle and creates a softly pleasant flavor. Slight herbal hop presence in the finish. Feel is light-medium bodied and grainy with plenty of carbonation. Very crisp, clean, and dry finish. Drinkability is very good - it's very refreshing. The flavor and feel are both very good.

bkilpatr, Feb 28, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

chossboss, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

theminutemen, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Beerbuddy21, Mar 30, 2014
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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.

fipoceilz7, Aug 17, 2014
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Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
77 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.