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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew - Kiuchi Brewery

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82
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387 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 07-13-2005)
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pretty brown color that almost turns to amber when held up in the light. There is virtually no head when poured. The smell is mostly malty, but there is a special addition of ginger that forces its way through and is very inviting. The taste is great. It tastes a lot like normal Ginger Beers on the market (Reed's is the most popular), but the slight addition of malt tones down the ginger and couples to form a really interesting mixture. There is very little carbonation, so the mouthfeel reminds me of a generic malt beverage. The lingering taste is thick, and sits on the back of the tongue with a pungent ginger kick that begs for anther sip. A very special beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 00:10:55 | More by Toddv29424
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Appearance: Poured from a 720 ml. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. Dark amber in color with a ½ off white head. Spotty lacing that disappears quickly.

Smell: Make no mistake; the ginger aroma is prominent and distinct. An aggressive swirl of the glass brings out even more of the ginger aroma, followed by a hint of sweet candy-like booziness. Not the same ginger ale smell from a soda, as this was sweeter and spicier with a citrus undertone.

Taste: Exactly as I thought it was be. Ginger, ginger, ginger all the way through with the same hint of sweet booziness at the finish. I catch a glimpse of nutmeg and all-spice with each sip. Dessert-like sweetness is prominent.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and slick, with a mildly bitter and warming finish. There is no doubt this beer dabbles in the 8% ABV range.

Overall: You have to love ginger to truly appreciate this beer. I happen to be a big fan of ginger, which is why I enjoyed this beer so much. It gets better as it warmed. If you like ginger then give it a try. This is my first beer from Kiuchi Brewery. I’m looking forward to trying more of them. Enjoy…

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Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew from Kiuchi Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.