Songbird Cuvée de Printemps by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is a 7% Belgian strong ale from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their spring seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps is brewed using a large, but unknown, amount of wheat and dried Styrian Golding hops too. Songbird Cuvée de Printemps …

Locobeer Super Saison (Saison de Noël) by Locobeer

Locobeer Super Saison (2013)

Locobeer Super Saison (Saison de Noël) is a 9% Belgian speciality ale from Locobeer that is part of their winter seasonal range of beers. The Super Saison range are released in time for Christmas, both in 2013 and 2014 though at the time of writing, 2015 had not been released and there was no indicator either of it being so. Locobeer Super …

Hidatakayama Karumina by Hida Takayama Beer

Hidatakayama Karumina

Hidatakayama Karumina is a 10% Belgian strong ale from Hida Takayama Beer in Gifu. Karumina, which roughly translates to “black jewel” also undergoes bottle fermentation as well, so you may find sediment at the bottom of it. It’s also part of their year-round range and can be found in bottles or on draft. Hidatakayama Karumina Aroma and Taste Whenever I’ve …

Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale By Baird Beer

Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale

Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is a Belgian strong ale spring seasonal beer from Baird Beer. Spring time is usually associated with new workers joining companies in Japan and drinking parties where workers can relax. Baird Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is a homage to parties across Japan where the employer and employee relationship is broken during drinking sessions where …

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale

Umenishiki Aromatic Ale by Umenishiki Yamakawa is a Belgian strong ale style beer from Ehime prefecture. Wait. Aren’t all ales from Belgian strong? I don’t know about you but all my experiences of Belgian beers have been those over 8% or perhaps that’s my view. I’m not a big fan of kriek style beers with lashings of cherries so I’m …

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Red Rice

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale is a Belgian strong ale, packing in 7% in a small bottle that is brewed using traditional Japanese red rice, which is usually a sign of celebration during important Japanese events. Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale is also brewed using strains of yeast normally found in sake production as well to ensure the red rice ferments. …

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Hitachino Nest XH by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino XH

Hitachino XH, which stands for eXtra High, is a premium strength Belgian style beer that is further matured in shochu barrels, that will assault you, pin you down, and punish you like the weak-willed drinker that you are. It comes in a fancy delicate bottle; however, it is this deception that Hitachino XH fools you with. Hitachino XH Aroma & Taste …