TDM Pekko Pale Ale by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM Pekko Pale Ale・TDMペッコペール・エール

TDM Pekko Pale Ale is a 5.5% American Pale Ale from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Tokaichiba, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their draft and canned lineup, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. As the name suggests, TDM Pekko Pale Ale is brewed using Pekko hops, named for the Finnish god of crops.

TDM Pekko Pale Ale・TDMペッコペール・エール

TDM Pekko Pale Ale Aroma and Taste

TDM Pekko Pale Ale poured out a slightly hazy light golden straw colour with a plump white head on top that faded during drinking, leaving thick white streaks down the side of the glass. The aroma was most peculiar – not in a bad way but I’ve never come across Pekko hops in a beer and, believe me, it’s weird. A minty cucumber aroma came off it – most unusually. It wasn’t overpowering or potent but it was definitely noticeable between the slight lemony aroma coming off TDM Pekko Pale Ale. The beer had a light dusting of malt but it was all about the mintiness with this one.

The body possessed more of that minty flavour – nowhere near as potent as that sounds and nothing like brushing your teeth with toothpaste, but its there and you can’t miss it. The lemon did bring something different to the beer, but then the cucumber flavour kicked in and I was properly confused by TDM Pekko Pale Ale. It had a middling amount of bitterness to it, perhaps the usual for an American pale ale, but that minty flavour…

TDM Pekko Pale Ale The Bottom Line

TDM Pekko Pale Ale is peculiar. Do I like it? Yes. Would I drink more of it? Perhaps.

Where to Buy TDM Pekko Pale Ale

TDM Pekko Pale Ale can be bought online at the following places:

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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