Tuesday, August 25, 2009


It's Tuesday! Alcohol Tuesday, everyone! Now that I'm back, I can get back on it. (I did feel bad not doing my Tuesday postings.. honest, I did)

Today's entry is Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Brew.

A certain someone said I should review wine while he's away, and I debated humoring him. I think instead, I'll wait until he gets back. Just for fun.

So this beer.. talk about a flavor bonanza! It's malty. It's slightly hoppy. It's got ginger. There's a lot going on with it.

The ginger flavor is certainly pronounced, and it's a slightly sweet beer. It's a really cloudy beer, and there's a decent amount of sediment (presumably ginger) in the bottom of the bottle.

It's a beer I could have one of once in a while, but I'm certainly not going to tie one on with this beer. I think it would accompany certain foods quite well, though. If I was having some sushi (vegetable-only sushi for me, though), it would be fine. Maybe some other Japanese-style food with ginger, as well. Just to drink, it's a beer that is slow going.

It's an interesting flavor, but certainly a specialized one. Definitely isn't an every day sort of brew. Sold by the single bottle, that's the way to go if you're going to try it.

Keep on rockin'!


Anonymous said...

My coworker is a big beer guy and brews his own. So I always share your Tuesday's post with him!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like an interesting beer...

Glad to have you back for Tuesdays!

Cindy said...

yay! alcohol tuesdays are back! i'm not good with cloudy beers. the only part of hefeweizen i really like is the lemon wedge :-S

Lacey Nicole said...

oooh! how the heck do you find all of your beers???? i want to try this one!

Carolina John said...

nobody ever has a need to take a suggestion from glaven. he is always wrong.

RunToFinish said...

I can only take ginger in small doses, I'm not sure I could handle a beer with it..but hey good for digestion!