Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout by Reijin Shuzo

Suwa Roman Kuroyuri stout.

Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout is the final addition to the Reijin Shuzo range of beers with the other two already reviewed; the alt here and the red here. This beer is brewed from a British recipe and is deemed to be a sweeter stout than usual. Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout is by no means a sweet stout, but compared to a …

Swan Lake Black IPA by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery

Swan Lake Black IPA

Swan Lake Black IPA is a limited edition beer produced by Swan Lake and is usually labelled as B-IPA. There are a few reports that “B” stands for Belgium, Big, Bold, or even Brash, but it does mean Black. Swan Lake Black IPA is a cross between a traditional black lager with your usual IPA recipe which is achieved by using malts …

Baird Pacific Porter by Baird Beer

Pacific Porter

Another Baird Seasonal Beer this time around with their Pacific Porter, their take on the Baltic Porter style. If you know your beer styles then you know that the Baltic styles are souped up porters with extra flavours and alcohol. Weighing in at 9%, the Pacific Porter is one of those rare Japanese craft beers that pack a punch, only …

Niigata Ale de Blue Berry by Niigata Beer

Ale de Blue Berry, or sometimes called Blueberry Beer, is a fruit beer brewed by Niigata Beer. It is sold as a fruit beer under the happo-shu umbrella of craft beers as it contains over 25% of adjuncts, in this case, a large amount of blueberries and spices. It is a 100% bottle conditioned ale. Ale de Blue Berry Aroma and …

Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon by Morita Kinshachi

Morita Kinshachi Lemon

Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon is a fruit beer that has the added inclusion of lemon to sharpen the taste. Made using local lemons, Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon has lemon juice added during the mash process. The image below is of the old packaging before the recent redesign. Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon Aroma and Taste. Thinking Kinshachi Fruits Draft Lemon would benefit from …

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Morning Coffee Stout New

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer is a 7% stout by Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. They must have been psychic when they came up with Morning Coffee Stout. Blending coffee and beer together, Morning Coffee Stout is brewed once a year as part of their Seasonal Baird Beer listing. The variety of coffee used changes every year, so …

Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout

Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout is a Russian stout dry-hopped with two different hops; American Centenniel & Amarillo, that produces a beer that is a true heavyweight among the Baird Beers at 9.5%. Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout is also one of Baird Beer’s seasonal offerings and is available from December and can be found in the pub or in bottled form. …

Suwa Roman Kolsch by Reijin Shuzo

Suwa Roman Kolsch

Another temple beer from Reijin Shuzo and this time it’s a kölsch. Like the Reijin Shuzo Rindou Alt beer, this is another one that is new to us here at BeerTengoku. The Suwa Roman Kolsch is brewed using natural mountain spring water and fresh mountain air in Nagano. Suwa Roman Kolsch Aroma and Taste Suwa Roman Kolsch has a cloudy golden-brown …

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari by Gotemba Kogen Beer

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari

Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari is, for those who don’t know, a beer made from the best Japanese rice available, the Koshihikari strain. Recently, there has been an interest in using rice to make beer among craft beer manufacturers, such as Echigo Beer and Hitachino Nest Red Rice, and this Gotemba Kogen Koshihikari is no exception. What’s even harder is trying to find any …

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Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna by Morita Kinshachi Brewery

Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna

Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna is another beer from the three star brand by Morita Kinshachi Brewery. It is an amber beer crossed with a Vienna style beer from the 19th century. Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna is a 6% beer, so a little on the strong side compared to their other beers. Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna Aroma and Taste Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna had a light golden-amber colour …