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Rice in Beer Brewing

Rice is a common brewing adjunct, especially in light lager beers, where it can add alcohol without contributing to the beer's body. Unlike maize, the other traditional lager adjunct, rice is very neutral and does not lend a distinct flavor of its own to the beer. The result is a light-bodied and very crisp lager.

In brewing, rice can be used in multiple forms:

Rice in Sake

Rice is also the primary ingredient in sake, a brewed beverage similar to beer brewed traditionally in Japan.