Koshihikari Echigo Beer
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub

Koshihikari Echigo BeerKoshihikari Echigo Beer
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From:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
 
Japan
Style:
Japanese Rice Lager
Ranked #19
ABV:
5%
Score:
78
Ranked #29,128
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 17.35%
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
135
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 10, 2022
Added:
Apr 09, 2004
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  28
SCORE
78
Okay
Koshihikari Echigo BeerKoshihikari Echigo Beer
Notes: Koshihikari Echigo Beer is a rice lager beer that uses a super-premium short grain rice called Koshihikari. Produced in the ideal rice growing region of Niigata Prefecture, Koshihikari is known to be the best quality rice in Japan. The flavor of this premium beer can only be made with this rice.
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Rated: 4.25 by Beecham from California

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by QuintusHorace from California

Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.31 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by socon67 from New York

Nov 28, 2021
 
 
Rated: 3.25 by plaid75 from New York

Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by alexsergio from New York

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by MeanMotaScootah from California

3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I picked this up at the local asian market. A nice lager for sure, better than your typical run of the mill Saporros. Crisp, light and a bit on the sweet side but nothing overboard. This would be a great beer paired with sushi.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
350ml can - Super H Mart in Doraville, Georgia.

00353 indecipherable code stamped on the bottom of the can.

Appearance: Pours an ultra clean, clear body with a light yellow hue and a sudsy layer of white foam.

Smell: Aromatic rice, light barley with little cereal sweetness and trace hints of hops and fruitiness.

Taste: Gentle tones of rice and barley gain a squeeze of kitchen lemon. Relatively low level of bitterness. Though there is a kiss of initial sweetness, it slowly skews drier and drier as you reach the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A likeable rice lager.
Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Bilch from California

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
brown 12 oz bottle. poured into a 16 oz mason jar.

look: clear honey orange. 2 inch, white head fades quickly, leaving some lacing.

Smell: slight hops and malt, very slight citrus

taste: well blended flavors of hops, malts, and grains. hint of sweetness, but more on the dry side.

feel: medium carbonation. crisp, clean, refreshing. light to medium bodied.

overall: an amazingly good beer by any measure. kind of like budweiser done correctly. If it were as easy to get as budweiser, then I would convert for sure!.
Feb 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Jan 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours from the can clear and gold. Thin foaming. Light aroma, only a faint hint of toasted brown rice. Crisp, finishes clean. Enjoyable, if unremarkable.
Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BleachOnMyTShirt from Washington

May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 16, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a clear pale yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like crisp and clean malt, floral hops, and maybe a touch of lemon.

This is surprisingly solid, with a really crisp dryness to it. There’s crackery malt, and a nice light floral hop character. It’s not mind-blowingly flavorful, but it’s certainly well done.

This is really crisp and really drinkable. It’s just well brewed all around.

I don’t really have this style often, but it seems to be well done.
Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Out of a can into a shaker glass

Look: Pale yellow gold with a thick white head. As a lager like this should look.

Smell: Bready toasted malt, clean floral hops, fruity lager yeast.

Taste: Color me impressed. This has a very nice depth of flavor. Bready malt, toasted rice, floral noble hops, fruity lager yeast. Really pops.

Feel: Here is the one glaring fault. It’s not as crisp as it should be. Medium body that has depth instead of snap. Fine carbonation. No alcohol. Mild plus bitterness.

Overall: A rice lager with a ton of intresting depth of flavor just lacking that crisp lager note that would really set this over.
Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by gr0g from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz bottle

Pours clear golden, white lacing.

Aroma of light rice and cereal malts.

Flavor is of rice malt and fresh grassy malt.

Light body, fizzy carbonation on the tongue.

Bright, refreshing rice lager. The flavor is distinct from some of the other well known Japanese lagers. Worth a try if you can get it.
Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by Armotekma from California

Jul 10, 2019
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Rated by DavidLuger from California

4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I really like this beer. It needs to be fresh and cold.
May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by O-Meg from New York

May 10, 2019
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Reviewed by StevieQ from California

4.7/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is the best tasting (and most expensive) Japanese beer I've ever had. I bought it in a bottle form at a Chinese supermarket. Compared to typical American craft beers, this beer has little bitterness, but to my personal palate, it has the perfect balance of sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. It has a strong malty aroma with good hops. I love it.
Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 2.91 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by Haunter420 from California

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.26 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by chiefz1 from New York

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.42 by BubbleBobble from New York

Dec 02, 2018
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

2.92/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Look: Very clear pale yellow. Very small white head that quickly reduces to a ring, then nothing.

Smell: Virtually nothing.

Taste: Extremely mild malt with a tiny hint of rice.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated water.

Overall: Like beer-flavored water.
Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by robotic_being from Florida

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from California

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Quite dull for a Japanese rice lager. I barely like it better than the Asahi I had & considering that I paid $9.99 for a pint this beer has probably been sitting on the shelf for months on end maybe even over a year. I would not pay $9.99 for this again. Orion Premium Draft Beer is a much better choice in this style. I am not going to knock this beer too hard because I don't think that I am drinking it at its full potential since it is sort of old. A little malty, a little flavorful, the body is on the thin side. I recommend that you try this beer out if you are into pale lagers. Cheers! B-
Jul 18, 2018
Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 247 ratings