Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks is a 5% kölsch from Nomcraft Brewing, based in Aridagawa, in Wakayama, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup, and at the time of writing, is a special release, so who knows if it will come out again. Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks has the twist of having coffee added to it and is hopped using HBC 472, HBC 630, and Mosaic hops.
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks : At A Glance
- Alcohol: 5%
- Style: Kölsch
- Hops: HBC 472, HBC 630, and Mosaic
- Adjuncts: Coffee
- IBU: 27
- Availability: Special release
- On Sale: From September 2022
- Size: 330 ml
- Price: From ¥480
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aroma: Coffee to start with honey and some woodiness. Light tropical fruit when warm with a slight citrus note.
- Notable Taste: Coffee and honey paired with tropical and citrus.
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks : Aroma & Taste
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks poured out a slightly hazy golden colour with a thin amount of white head on top that faded to a few bubble around the side of the glass. The immediate aroma from the beer was an unmistakably coffee one, with some honey and a touch of woodiness to the beer. As Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks warmed up, some of the hop aroma began to shine through though they were comparatively light, with just a faint amount of tropical pineapple and mango note, with a dusting of citrus in the form of lemon.
The body started off with a robust coffee flavour that had some bite to it and a roasted quality to it. Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks had a faint honey flavour in the background that brought the tropical and citrus flavours to the foreground. In terms of malt, Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks had a small amount of pilsner bite to it, but it was the coffee that lingered longest in the body.
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks : The Bottom Line
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks is an interesting beer but one that shows that kölsch flavours are easily dominated on.
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks : Where to Buy
Nomcraft Hedgehog Socks can be bought online at the following places: