Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by ElCommodoro:
4.04/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The smell is best described as funkalicious. If you smell it, you'll know what I mean. It's a strange, sour, fruity smell that is unlike any beer smell I've ever smelled.
The taste continues the theme of bizarre and intriguing. It is absolutely on the sour side with a fungusy yeast tone, but an oddly familiar flavour right behind it. It tastes like you're chewing on a flower....I want to say honeysuckle. It has an obvious sweetness to it, while not seeming all that sugary. It has a very smooth, thin mouthfeel, which unfortunately means no fun, but the thin, smoothness goes well with the sweet, flowery flavour. Despite this, the alcohol is oddly not present. It's 7% and has just a bit of citrusy hops to hide behind along with a very present funky yeast flavour. I'm not sure why it doesn't taste hotter. As a fan of alcohol flavour, I'm a little disappointed, but it's hard to be when this beer is such an all-around treat. It is very out there, very different from what I've had before, and very out-of-the-box experience.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 07:49:17 | More by ElCommodoro
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Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
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