Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan is a 4% seasonal fruit ale made with Naize Mikan oranges from south Mie prefecture.
Ise Kadoya Koi Koi Mikan Beer Aroma and Taste
Koi Koi Mikan Beer pours out a light, hazy gold with a lot of floating particulate. The nose is malty and hoppy like a pale ale, with a slight sweet and acidic edge that reminded me of marmalade.
Tasting it, it’s disappointingly thin, but the oranges give it a slightly acidic, sour kick. Don’t worry, though- the beer ingredients (you know, those hops and malts) make a brief appearance too. It’s a good bit hoppy, maybe a bit too much considering this is supposed to be a fruit ale. Do hops go well with oranges? No, is the answer to that cosmic conundrum.
I was hoping that the malt would complement the orange and make a kind of marmalade-on-toast deal, but the malt backbone crumpled like a wet newspaper.