Coedo Beniaka by Coedo Beer

Coedo Beniaka

Coedo Beniaka had a full on upheaval in terms of recipes in 2015 with it undergoing some major cosmetic changes both in the recipe and also on the bottle. It went from a lager yeast style production of being top fermented, to an ale yeast bottom fermented beer. If that wasn’t enough, some of the hops were changed around and …

Shonan Beer Golden Ale by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Golden Ale

Shonan Beer Golden Ale is a 5% top fermented beer that is available all year round though the bottles can only be bought at Kumazawa Brewing’s restaurants and bars it seems. It is usually found in the regular Shonan Beer style of labelling though I couldn’t resist buying this one and walking around Fujisawa with it in the side compartment of …

Far Yeast Tokyo IPA 2015 by Nippon Craft Beer

Far Yeast Tokyo IPA 2015

Far Yeast Tokyo IPA 2015 is Nippon Craft Beer’s attempt at an annual beer, first released in 2015 at the Japan Brewer’s Cup in Yokohama. Like the other beers in their range, Far Yeast Tokyo IPA 2015 is inspired by Tokyo and its surrounding areas, so the IBU of 77 must be from those twisted, bitter salary men that make the …

Brimmer Golden Ale by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Golden Ale

Here at BeerTengoku, we love us some draft beers but once in a while, we’d love those draft beers to come in bottles so we can drink at home. Brimmer Golden Ale is one of those beers that we want and we got one. It is a golden ale that has been nominated as Brimmer’s session ale and at 5.5%, Brimmer Golden Ale …

Atsugi White Ale by Atsugi Beer

Atsugi White Ale

Atsugi White Ale is a Belgian White or witbier from Atsugi Beer, Kanagawa and is a mild 4%, designed for session drinking. Moreover, Atusgi Beer recommends that this beer is chilled to below 10ºc for best drinking. Besides that, there is not much other information out there on this beer. Atsugi White Ale Aroma and Taste After I realised that this …

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji by Kamakura Beer

Kamakura Prime Beer Hoshi no Taiga

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji, which is part of the Kamakura Prime range, is 5.5% English pale from Kamakura Beer. It was randomly discovered after a trip to Mokichi in Fujisawa when Joe and myself went for a nice unromantic walk along the river down to, ahem, KY Liquor. Turns out that this is only sold during holiday periods …

Shonan Beer Belgian Stout by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Belgian Stout

During a recent visit to Mokichi in Fujisawa with the family, I noticed there were some “new” bottles in the takeaway fridge, that is this Shonan Beer Belgian Stout I say “new” because I didn’t see them last time I was there. There were a couple of other, what shall I say, risque labels too on show but more of …

Sankt Gallen Sakura by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Sakura

Sankt Gallen Sakura is the spring addition to the sweet fruits range from Sankt Gallen and uses sakura, better known as cherry blossom, synonymous with Japanese springtime. It’s a 5% fruit / spiced beer that goes on sale from mid-February annually and is based on a wheat beer recipe. For those who need further details about the amounts used, 60kgs …

Sankt Gallen Smoked Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Smoked Chocolate Stout

Cheese! How many times have I started a beer review with that word? You may have gathered from reading any of my stout or porter reviews that I really dislike the “cheesy” flavour that a lot of them possess (I call it “lacto”, but I’m not even sure if that’s the right word. Need to check that. Know your enemy, …

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout is part of Sankt Gallen’s Fruit Beer range. It’s made with whole oranges (peel and all) and chocolate malt. I’m imagining Terry’s Chocolate Orange when I open this. Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout Nose and Taste There’s the Terry’s Chocolate Orange! Christ! I’m quite excited. There’s also a smoky hint to the nose. It’s quite …