Yorocco Kompas is a 5.5% fruited saison from Yorocco Beer, based in Kamakura, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their collaborative lineup and is the fourth in their annual collaboration with Minoh Beer, based in Osaka. Yorocco Kompas can be found in bottles and on draught, though be quick. It is brewed using a saison yeast, and then uses plums, 250 kg in total, sourced from Hachiki Farm in Wakayama.
Yorocco Kompas : At A Glance
- Alcohol: 5.5%
- Style: Fruited saison
- Hops: Saaz
- Adjuncts: Plums
- IBU: 20
- Availability: Limited
- On Sale: From September 2022
- Size: 330 ml
- Price: From ¥530
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aroma: Sweet plum aroma with yeast phenols. Light malt sweetness.
- Notable Taste: Plum tartness with light phenols. Light malt sweetness with a dry body.
Yorocco Kompas : Aroma & Taste
Yorocco Kompas poured out a hazy dark golden colour with a thin amount of white head on top that faded to a few bubbles around the side. The aroma was a combination yeasty phenols of fruit and then some slight tartness in the nose. As Yorocco Kompas warmed up, there was just a touch of light malt sweetness, but it remained rather dry in the nose and the malts lacked staying power.
With Yorocco Kompas being a fruited saison, the body was pretty much spot on for that description – there was a plum tartness from the fruit and the body had a light dry sweetness from the malts, along with some of the phenolic flavour associated with the yeast. It wasn’t plasticky but instead, there was a light peachiness to the body. Once Yorocco Kompas had warmed up, there was just a light touch of noble hop quality to it.
Yorocco Kompas : The Bottom Line
Yorocco Kompas was a nice little surprise from both Yorocco and Minoh Beer.
Yorocco Kompas : Where to Buy
Yorocco Kompas can be bought online at the following places: