Ginga Kogen Pale Ale is an English pale ale and advertised as a premium beer by Ginga Kogen. One of Ginga Kogen’s main beers, it is becoming increasingly common to see this in stores, and this was bought in my local regional supermarket for about ¥240.
The first thing I noticed when Ginga Kogen Pale Ale was poured was how muddy it looked. In all honesty, I thought I had bought a duff beer and was going to take it back. Being craft beer, I thought I would let it settle as maybe it was the yeast and other particles that were causing the muddiness. The head was frothy but dissipated quickly. The aroma of Ginga Kogen Pale Ale was pleasant, with caramel notes, coinciding with malt and some hoppiness to the smell as well. Not as pungent as expected for an English pale ale.
The flavour of the Ginga Kogen Pale Ale was maltier than expected and slightly sweeter than most English pale ales I’ve had; this leans more towards the English pale ale style of malts rather than hops being the deciding flavour. A slightly bitter aftertaste but it didn’t linger for long.
Ginga Kogen Pale Ale One-line Review
Where to buy Ginga Kogen Pale Ale
Ginga Kogen Pale Ale can be bought online at the following places: