Happy Hour with Rikumo: Hitachino Nest Real Ginger

The Happy Hour with Rikumo series explores entertainment possibilities from a distinctly Japanese perspective. We've spent the last installments tasting Japanese beers--see our other posts on Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutSapporo,  Hitachino Nest White AleAsahi Super Dry, and Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale.

The Hitachino Nest beer family is expansive, and this week we decided to try the more spicy member, Real Ginger. Brewed with fresh, raw ginger, this beer has a pleasant flavor and cloudy caramel color. Although the ginger flavor is recognizable, it's certainly not overpowering and balances out the other citrus and malt notes

This beer has a lovely sparkling, amber color and flecks of actual ginger.

Light bodied and slightly sweet, Real Ginger is an excellent summertime beverage. Have you tried it? Let us know what you think and join us next week for another Happy Hour with Rikumo!