Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(bottle code RR.13.07 - poured into a balloon)
A: super (smog) cloudy, strawberry juice hue... initial whipped egg-white foam recedes quickly into a sticky surface film, thin, bubbly collar
S: powdery, baseball-card bubble gum... Turkish Delight, candied/crystallized watermelon... rice paper candy... perhaps a faint pink grapefruit fragrance... as far as beers go, quite unique! - un-beerlike, for sure...
T: very much like the aromas - I've had this a few times, though, where it's not all nearly as starchy as it seems here... close to but maybe not quite a cross between passion fruit and papaya, though without any sweetness - not a ton of bitterness either - a weakly acidic showing in the finish...
M: sort of a frothy, airy, finely-whipped texture - vaguely reminiscent of the whipped foam atop cappuccino... bit of a nectar-like pull beneath the sudsy wash... pretty damn dry... touch of gummy, citrus juice lip-smacky-ness in the aftertaste
O: this is it! - excellent accompaniment for sushi... this was an outlier - this is usually a bit more sparkling and crisp, but still nectary - more vibrant fruitiness... always a treat though - definitely worth checking out if you've never had it
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 09:43:03 | More by Bouleboubier
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.