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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
Japan
echigo-beer.jp

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by donnebaby on 04-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
18.54%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Poured from a can. White, quickly diminishing 1" head. Very clear, light amber body. Aroma includes light apple, pear, bread dough. Flavor is light and dry, faintly tart, grainy, and sweet; subtle lime-like hop bitterness and flavor. Body is light and spritzy with high carbonation.

Tastes like a solid adjunct lager, and is actually quite pleasing compared to the usual Japanese macrobrews, particularly in its lack of a skunky quality.

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(0040026)

A: clear, light, apple-flesh gold... throws up a quiet, somewhat compact, cottony foam that actually takes a couple minutes to slowly recede - ends up leaving just a weak collar on the perimeter... any lace immediately dissolves back into the liquid

S: bit of a granola and dried apple aroma... not vibrantly fruity, or vibrant in the least

T: mild maltiness similar to a dry Helles (but more like an adjunct lager)... bit of a old powdery bubblegum and a hint of clove in the aftertaste... fairly clean, crisp malt flavors... hop flavor and bitterness quite minimal

M: soft, smooth, and round... rather light-bodied with a finish that just drops off quickly yet delicately... anemic carbonation - not flat, but lacking pep

O: bottle likely had 6+ months age on it, at least... still, it was pleasant and drinkable enough for what it is - great brewing and packaging practices, no doubt

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Photo of imbibehour
3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed wine glass.

Crystal clear brass lemon yellow, not too bright. Thick fluffy white head three fingers tall off the pour and some scattered shampoo like lacing.

Aroma is clean, kind of a nice mellow grainy sweetness. Thin honey sensing, but also a bit balanced between dry and sweet. Riced aroma as expected but smells quite decent.

Palate is mild crisp with a bit of corny sweet like finish. Mellow clean finish with a simple light honey sweetness. Simple airy and light. Not overly fussel or flawed either but not much more to say.

Overall it is what a rice forward made beer is, go eat this with some shrimp crackers and it's probably the best pairing. But it doesnt get more exciting than that.

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2.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this in Los Angeles. Pours a medium yellow with a nice white head. A fair amount of carbonation yet when I drink it there is not much carbonation at all. Almost flat. This is your typical malt beer that is clean. Not much body and nothing that stands out.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +52%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold-tinted yellow. Fizzy white head dissipates immediately. No lacing.

Smell: Soft cologne-y hop aroma is the dominant aroma. No skunk (thank you for using brown bottles). Some light breadiness underneath. Very faint lagery tang. Pleasant aroma.

Taste: Unexpectedly sweet up front. Decent burst of malt flavor leading to what-might-be-rice and moderate dryness. Pretty clean flavors, and refreshing despite the body and not-really-bone-dryness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, almost creamy. Pretty dry, but not as dry as a pale lager like this ought to be. Sufficient carbonation. Seems weird in a way but it works.

Overall: It's no premium German lager, but there's good flavor here, and nothing off. Simple, but flavorful enough. Could easily drink a lot of this, especially on a hot day. Not half bad. Much better than Sapporo and the like.

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle -from La Tienda de la Cerveza (Madrid)- Lager glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. Brief crown, white in color. Lager yeast, cereal, slight sweet aromas, herbal notes & minty hues to the nose. Malty, dried & voluptuous upfront. Light to medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Sweet maltiness & rice touched by slight spicy flavors then clean & bitter flavor arises & lingers into a long bitter/sweet finish. Bitter aftertaste. Much better than regular Japanese Lagers.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Koshihikari Echigo Beer from Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub
3.29 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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