Passific Nero is a 4.5% pilsner from Passific Brewing, based in Chigasaki, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their regular lineup and can be found in both cans and on draught. Passific Nero is labelled as a Wallonia Pils but the only things related to the Wallonia area of Belgium that I could find are two beers called Jupiter, affectionately known as the Belgian Bud, and Stella Artois. Less said about the latter the better.
Passific Nero : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 4.5%
- Style : German pilsner
- Hops : Unknown
- IBU : Unknown
- Availability : Regular
- On Sale : From February 2022
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 650 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Floral hop aroma with light pilsner nose. No discernible off flavours.
- Notable Tastes : Dry body with low bitterness. Some floral hop flavour with low sweetness.
Passific Nero : Aroma & Taste
Passific Nero poured a crystal clear golden yellow colour with a plump white head on top though there was some chill haze on the side of the glass as the beer had been stored pretty cold. There were two distinct clear aromas: a floral hoppy aroma and a light dusting of pilsner malt. No funky yeast, no citrus or tropics punch from the hops. Passific Nero is unashamedly an MoR pilsner. Thankfully, it didn’t smell like Stella – seriously.
The body started off with the dry, floral flavour that’s pretty synonymous with German pilsners. It had a light body to it with a light amount of pilsner sweetness coming through to ever so slightly detract away from the hops. Not enough for you to forget about them but enough to bring some change to the palate. Passific Nero had just enough legs to leave some light sweetness in the aftertaste but it was already gone after four big gulps.
Passific Nero : The Bottom Line
Passific Nero suffers the same fate as its sibling the Passific Lager. Very tasty but pricey for what it is compared to other beers on the market.
Passific Nero : Where To Buy
Passific Nero can be bought online at the following places: