Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.73/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Sam Adams sensory glass.
A - pours a slightly pinkish red-brown with a head that dissipates quick but leaves a foam collar and lots of wavy strands of lacing.
S - A subtle sweet malt and rice meeting a sort of confectionery aroma, like licorice or mint. Very unique.
T - The same confection-like feel comes into play here, with slight astringency but little to no bitterness. Finishes very clean.
M - decent body and mouthfeel. Not a wash of velvet on the tongue, but not offensive. Carbonation is active but fine.
D - the ABV is a titch high, but the flavor is just right for a session drinker.
Overall - I wouldn't be disappointed if I couldn't acquire any more of this one, but I enjoyed it nontheless. A unique taste and feel for us Americans.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2009 03:18:06 | More by DannyS
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