Oriental Brewing Roundup

Oriental Brewing・オリエンタル・ブルーイング

Rather than writing our usual whole page review for a beer, we’ve come up with this mini review page for Oriental Brewing at their Higashiyama and Korinbo branches.

Oriental Brewing Higashiyama Beer 2・オリエンタル ブルーイング東山ビール2Oriental Brewing Katamachi Beer Ookami

ABV: 5%

IBU:

Style: English Pale Ale

Oriental Brewing Katamachi Beer Ookami Mini Review

Appearance: Orange brown with a plump white head.

Nose: Malty with some hints of earthy hops. Low fruitiness but a subtle buttery nose.

Body: Initial bitterness fades to a caramel and earthy hop flavour. An edge of butteriness pervades but not offensive.

Oriental Brewing Higashiyama Beer 3・オリエンタル ブルーイング東山ビール3Oriental Brewing Kima Beer

ABV: 5%

IBU: 9

Style: Japanese White Ale

Oriental Brewing Kima Beer Mini Review

Appearance: Light hazy golden straw colour with a fluffy white head.

Nose: Some hints of orange and coriander on the nose, with an underlying wheat biscuit aroma. Some spicy peppery notes once it warms up.

Body: Spicy peppery body with fruity orange undertones. Light wheat and biscuit body and a dry body. Lingering orange flavour plays off nicely with the pepper.

Oriental Brewing Korinbo Beer 2 ・オリエンタル・ブルーイング香林坊店ビール2Oriental Brewing Kagabacha Stout

ABV: 5%

IBU: 22

Style: Stout

Oriental Brewing Kagabacha Stout Mini Review

Appearance: Pitch black with a slightly off-white head that faded fast.

Nose: Chocolate, coffee, with some roasted black malts. Tea shines through once it has warmed up.

Body: Slight acrid body, but tea balances out. Interesting mix of chocolate and coffee flavours to it. Tea doesn’t linger for long though. Well made and drinkable.

Oriental Brewing Korinbo Beer 4・オリエンタル・ブルーイング香林坊店ビール4Oriental Brewing Yuwaku Yuzu Ale

ABV: 5%

IBU: 9

Style: Fruit beer

Oriental Brewing Yuwaku Yuzu Ale Mini Review

Appearance: Hazy dull yellow colour with a pure white head.

Nose: Yuzu is the strongest aroma, almost to a washing-up liquid like level. Little else comes through.

Body: Tastes like a hefeweizen with a frothy bubbly body. Yuzu more restrained in the body but a tad astringent with some grapefruit. Fairly one-dimensional and forgetful.

Oriental Brewing Korinbo Beer 3・オリエンタル・ブルーイング香林坊店ビール3Oriental Brewing Hobo Collaboration

ABV: 6.7%

IBU:

Style: Milk stout

Oriental Brewing Hobo Collaboration Mini Review

Appearance: Pitch black body with a slightly off-white head that clings to the side of the glass.

Nose: Vanilla, lactose, with chocolate and black malts paired with some coffee.

Body: Creamy body with hints of vanilla paired against mixed dark malts. Once it warms up, some chocolate and coffee comes up against the creamy flavours. Nice.

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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