Coming out of Kinshachi, Nagoya, Kinshachi Blue label is a pilsner style beer that has won five awards over the last decade around the world: four golds awards at the International Beer Convention and also at the Japan cup, and one silver award as well. So this must be a good beer, right?
Kinshachi Blue Label Aroma and Taste
Kinshachi Blue Label pours out like a typical pilsner, with a light carbonation and a thin head that is a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of head. In the right light, the body is a clear golden colour without much sediment or other particles in the beer. The nose of this beer is slightly hoppy with a little malt in the back-end. Besides those two aromas, there is not much else going on for Kinshachi Blue Label.
The body of Kinshachi Blue Label is fairly thin, verging on watery, with a dryness to it. The initial dryness subsides to a fruity kick with an unexpected strong tartness to it, that matches well with the dryness. The aftertaste is hoppier than expected and leaves a nice flavour on the tongue.
Kinshachi Blue Label One-Line Review
Kinshachi Blue Label has won awards but it’s difficult to see why, unless you are looking for a pilsner that is hoppy and malty with a fruit kick, as it’s an average beer at best.