Sankt Gallen Amber Ale by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Amber Ale is strong 5.5% amber ale poured out a nice brownish red colour with a little head to top off. Aroma was distinctly malty with a slight caramel tinge to it. Didn’t appear to be too lively though that was to be expected for an amber ale. Sankt Gallen Amber Ale Aroma and Taste Sankt Gallen Amber …

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Brown Porter

Sankt Gallen have taken a traditional London porter recipe and made Sankt Gallen Brown Porter that has won various international beer awards. The colour is blacker than expected and pours well, without any head. When held up to the light however it does seem light and brown in colour. Sankt Gallen Brown Porter Aroma and Taste Unsurprisingly, has the aroma …

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Sapporo Susukino Beer by Susukino Brewery

Ah, Sapporo and Sapporo Susukino Beer. A delightful place to visit in summer or winter. Such an organised city with the regular blocks and layout that reminds me of Western cities. Sapporo is also host to two of my favourite places in Japan: the Sapporo beer factory with lamb barbeque, and Susukino alley, a small area that comes to life …

Ginga Kogen Komugi no beer by Ginga Kogen Brewery

Ginga Kogen started out back in the early 90s and was almost the first microbrewery to make it big. Unfortunately, due to licensing laws, the likes of Asahi, Kirin et al, were able to push them back. However, it is still possible to find their beers in convenience stores and shops across the country. Ginga Kogen Komugi no beer is …

Sankt Gallen Golden Ale by Sankt Gallen

One of Sankt Gallen’s regular range, the Sankt Gallen Golden Ale has won several awards; Bronze medal at the Japan and Asia beer cup in 2006, and Gold medal in 2005 at the International Beer Awards with the silver in 2007. It’s an American style ale with a low IBU. It is the most popular beer from the Sankt Gallen …

Sankt Gallen Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale by Sankt Gallen

Shonan Gold

Another summer and another offering from Sankt Gallen, using summer fruits in their recipes, this time around, using Shonan gold oranges to make this sweet Beer. And Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale. Kind of. Shonan Gold Sweet Orange Ale Aroma and Taste As soon as you open the bottle, the pungency of the orange hits you. Shonan Gold Sweet Orange …

Aooni IPA by Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Aooni is an IPA from Yo-Ho Brewing Company. It’s become more common in convenience stores recently, along with its stablemates Yona Yona (reviewed previously here) and Suiyobi No Neko. Aooni IPA is also the strongest of the three, packing a respectable kick at 7% which will ensure a good buzz. Aooni IPA Aroma and Taste Upon pouring Aooni IPA, there’s a …

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner by Yokohama Brewery

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner

Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is a 5.5% Czech-style pilsner beer from Yokohama Brewery. Following the Czech influence, Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is brewed with 100% Saaz hops and uses something called “three decoction mashing” or as the label puts it 3Decoction mashing, which is where during the decoction mashing part of the mash is boiled in a separate kettle. The boiled part is added …

Yona Yona Ale by Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Yona Yona Ale

Yona Yona ale is a pale ale that is brewed all year round in Karuizawa, Nagano. There are two versions available: can and if you are lucky, on pump, such as in The Futnik in Ebisu. I purchased a can of this from my local beer shop, at 280 yen, although you can find it cheaper than that. Yona Yona …