Kobo 3A Lager is a 5% Amber lager from Kobo Brewery, based in Toyama, in Toyama, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Kobo 3A Lager is brewed using Amarillo hops and contain Pilsner, Caraaroma, and Munich malts.
Kobo 3A Lager poured out a light amber colour with a really large fluffy white head on top that eventually collapsed in on itself. The aroma was of crisp pilsner bite, along with a subtle musty floral aroma – I wouldn’t have guessed that this had Amarillo hops in unless someone had told me before drinking – which noone did! It smelt more noble than fruity – something that Amarillo is known for doing – as Kobo 3A Lager warmed up some more.
From start to finish, Kobo 3A Lager was crisp and dry, and also refreshing to boot. The hops brought a slight bitter bite to take away from a little bit of the pilsner sweetness, but nowhere near of a level to screw your face up. The floral and noble hop like flavour gave Kobo 3A Lager some edge but it was just a nice lager to drink. It’s not going to blow people away – the nature of beer in Japan being that there are a lot of lagers available – but it’s lingering floral notes will last longer than expected in the aftertaste.
Kobo 3A Lager The Bottom Line
Kobo 3A Lager is really nice, well made lager.
Where to Buy Kobo 3A Lager
Kobo 3A Lager can be bought online at the following places: