Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Japanese Rice Lager
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4.09 | pDev: 8.56%
Mar 06, 2020
Jun 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau lager glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on December 24, 2019. A Czech style pilsner brewed with sake lees – the fermented rice used in the production of their sakes. While rice is traditionally used in lager beers to add alcohol and lighten the body without adding flavor, these sake lees are added to lend a floral overlay of honeysuckle and jasmine to a crisp, subtly malty pilsner reminiscent of the imported lager beers served at your local, entirely forgettable neighborhood sushi place.
Mar 06, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Slightly hazy pale gold. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Bright, fruity malt with a mild citrus hop note. Small bubblegum note.

Taste: Biscuity malt with a lingering cracker aftertaste. No noticeable hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, and highly carbonated.

Overall: Light, crisp, and refreshing.
Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by drstalker from Illinois

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Off Color does it again !
They preserve an obscure regional style and seem to make one as good as the style's masters.
And Koi, to my tastes, seems better than I remember Uehara/Echigo's offering.

After an exuberant (slightly over-flowing) pop-of-the-top, Koi's Looks and Smells are good; but no "wow" is involved. With a mere 18 IBU, a dryness is produced within a nice blend of cereals. (I am starting to like rice.) Then Koi sits in my mouth soft, soft, soft. I had some 24 hours later and it was little changed. It suited my lunch of soup and sandwich fine.
Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.93 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Aug 15, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2018
Koi from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 7 ratings