Harvestmoon Smoke Ale by Harvestmoon Brewery

Harvestmoon Smoke Ale

Harvestmoon Smoke Ale is a 5.5% rauchbier from Harvestmoon Brewery, based in Urayasu, Chiba. It’s part of their summer line up of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Harvestmoon Smoke Ale uses smoked cherry chips imported from Germany and is brewed to a traditional Bamberg recipe. Harvestmoon Smoke Ale Aroma and Taste On my second …

Songbird Smoked Mild by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Smoked Mild

Songbird Smoked Mild is a 3.8% smoked beer that is a cross between an English mild bitter and a rauch from Brewery Songbird based in Chiba. Rauch beers involve the malt being dried over a smoking fire rather than air-dried, thus gaining a smoky flavour to the beer. This beer is part of Songbird Brewery’s autumnal line up and is on …

Shiga Kogen Smoky Brown by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Smoky Brown

Shiga Kogen Smoky Brown is a 6.5% smoked ale from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano. If you’ve read our review about the Shiga Kogen and Pizza Port (a craft beer brewery in the USA) collaborative beer, So Sexy Brown, you will be more than familiar with this beer. The difference? The malts used in the malting process have been smoked, …

Tazawako Rauch by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Rauch

Tazawako Rauch is a 7.5% award winning rauch style beer from Tazawako Beer. Rauchs are brewed by drying the malts over an open flame, rather than on the floor or in a machine, imparting a woody smokey flavour into the final beer. It’s based on a traditional smoked recipe from the Bamberg region of Germany. Tazawako Rauch Aroma and Taste We’ve …

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock by Fuji Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is a summer edition beer from Fuji Kanko Heights with an abv of 7.3%. Take a regular weizenbock recipe and add some flame dried malts to end up with this rauch, or smoked, beer. Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is available in both bottled and on draft form. Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock Aroma and Taste I still couldn’t get …

Inawashiro Rauch by Inawashiro Ji-Beer

Inawashiro Rauch

Smoked beer, such as Inawashiro Rauch, are not a well-known style of beer in Japan, with Fujizakura Heights Rauch being the best of a small bunch so far, with that bunch totalling one. Inawashiro Rauch has been part of the Inawashiro Ji-Beer range since 1997 and is brewed using beech tips in smoking the malt. It is brewed all year round and it …

Fujizakura Heights Rauch by Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu

Fujizakura Heights Rauch

I seem to be drinking all of the beers from Fuji Kanko Kaihatsu. Not a bad thing but Fujizakura Heights Rauch is a new style of beer for me. Rauch, which means smoked beer in English, is a German style beer that is brewed using malted barley that has been dried over a flame. People really do like making beer difficult sometimes don’t …