Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by LordChesterfield:
4.28/5 rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I got this at hyvee not knowing what to expect seeing as how real beer is a luxury in japan. It has a delicious fruity smell full of spices like nutmeg and ginger. It also has a buttery feel in the nose. A very complex appealing smell. The taste is kind of like brown rice, sadly I've never actually eaten brown rice so I wouldn't know if it's similar. It tastes sweet and well rounded. I can't detect any hops whatsoever. What are they using for a bittering agent? Could it be that the rice can provide both silky sweetness and enough bitterness that hops are rendered unnecessary? I must investigate. The appearance is like rust. That's the best I can do on that front. I don't really care about that anyway. As for drinkability and mouthfeel... It slides easily down the throat and I could drink it for a long time. It's just a little expensive. Maybe when I go to Japan.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2006 03:34:51 | More by LordChesterfield
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