Koshihikari Echigo Beer - Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
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3.3/5 rDev -0.6%
Bottle at Sushi Roko, Santa Monica, CA
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice and corn seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has bits of malty sweetness and bitterness. It becomes a little sweeter as Tge beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer pairs well with Japenese cuisine. It is easy to drink and the adjunct malts aren't too strong.
11-02-2013 02:04:00 | More by metter98
2.55/5 rDev -23.2%
17 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malt and a hint of noble hops. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of herbal, leafy hops and sweet malt. Finish is long and dry. There is some taste in this brew.
10-28-2013 13:31:59 | More by mikeg67
4.75/5 rDev +43.1%
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
10-26-2013 21:16:27 | More by jneiswender
3.55/5 rDev +6.9%
Poured from bottle (purchased at K&L in Redwood City) into Cantillon glass.
A: Clear, light golden. Small head that quickly dissipated.
S: A bit of honey in the smell, but certainly not too aromatic. And there are actually some more interesting notes in there that are too subtle to pick out. Surprisingly decent.
T: Clean, clean, clean. It doesn't taste like much, but it's just impeccably balanced. Unlike crappier lagers, it doesn't have an unpleasantly malty finish or anything off-putting. A touch of corny and/or ricey malt notes, some balancing hoppiness, and just an overall bright freshness.
M: Fairly lively but the carbonation wen out quickly, giving way to a creamier texture.
O: Lagers may not be my favorite beers, but this is one solid example of the style.
08-26-2013 06:19:44 | More by shleepy
3.34/5 rDev +0.6%
500 mL bottle, $9.99 at Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Pours a pale clear gold, rising trails of carbonation visible, huge head of sticky foam with a creamy surface texture. Long lasting head retention and excellent staying power. Drippy lace all around the glass forming irregular patterns.
Slightly floral aroma, honeyish malt sweetness, and what i'd assume to be malted rice.
Taste is no revelation, basic pilsener malts and puffed rice, drying in the finish. Carbonation is somewhat mellow, lending to the drinkability somewhat. Bright and somewhat crisp, it's a utilitarian summer refresher.
Overall not worth the high pricetag for premium ingredients, fancy label, or importation costs. Guessing all of the above are contributing factors to a $10 rice lager.
08-02-2013 20:11:28 | More by emerge077
3.95/5 rDev +19%
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.
06-13-2013 02:36:14 | More by chanokokoro
3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
(Served in a flute)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear bright yellow with a strong carbonation of big bubbles and a pale white head that boils away.
S- The clean soft aroma has a green sulfur hint and a flinty wet rice note to the finish.
T- The dry field corn finish is all I get from the first few sips. Some slight sweetness comes through as it opens and a carbonic acid and green sulfur note grow in the finish. There is a slight pungent note that lingers in the dry finish.
M- The light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The nice clean light beer has some interesting but soft flavors, and the touch of sweetness really helps. I’m not sure it was worth the $7.99 price for 500 ml but it was nice to try.
05-28-2013 18:47:26 | More by rhoadsrage
Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
77 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.