Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale - Kiuchi Brewery
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
(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
05-02-2014 09:43:03 | More by Bouleboubier
3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours a nice orange red amber with a nice white head. Has a great aroma. Lots of dark sediment (which I assume is the red rice). This is a living beer! What is so great is that the bubbles continuously move the rice particles around. Cool! Nice slightly sweet smell. Good taste with the slightest of sweetness at the backend due to the rice. Very easy beer to drink and lots of substance.
04-28-2014 01:52:49 | More by Richardbeerlover
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.