Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji is a 7.5% American Wheat Ale from Be Easy Brewing, based in Hirosaki, in Aomori, Japan. It’s part of their limited lineup and can be found both cans and on draught though it’s availability is unknown at the time of writing. Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji is brewed with yellow koji, a kind of mole that is used to make nihonshu from rice, and hops in the form of Cascade, Chinook, and Galaxy.
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 7.5%
- Style : American Wheat Ale
- Hops : US Cascade, Chinook, Galaxy
- IBU : Unknown
- Availability : Limited
- On Sale : From January 2022
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 630 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Citrus with some mold funky aromas of nihonshu. Light creamy nose though no sweetness.
- Notable Tastes : Mix of beer and nihonshu. Citrusy hop flavour, low bitterness, with some mold funk
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji : Aroma & Taste
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji poured out a slightly hazy straw colour with a plump white head on top that left sticky streaks down the side of the glass. There was a rather complex aroma going on, even when the beer was chilled: a citrus bouquet of grapefruit and lemon with the unmistakable aroma of nihonshu mold with some of its funk. There was a hint of creaminess in the nose but in terms of sweetness, there was barely anything that registered.
The body to Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji was as complex as the nose. I was expecting some sweet but instead ended up with a dry, lemon, nihonshu flavour on the palate. It wasn’t overpowering not unpleasant but just unusual – as if some hops and some koji mold had had a baby together. Those funky mold flavours continued into the aftertaste and I really didn’t notice the alcohol level either.
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji : The Bottom Line
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji is an interesting mashup of two different brewing methods and all the better for it.
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji : Where To Buy
Be Easy Aomori Ale Yellow Koji can be bought online at the following places: