Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon is a 9% hazy double IPA from Setouchi Beer, though under the Udon Brewing label, based in Setouchi, in Aikawa, Japan. As part of the Udon Brewing range, the beers have their labels and recipe designed by the company and then Setouchi Beer produce the beer for them. Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon uses Citra and Columbus hops, though what other hops is unknown at the time of writing.
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 9%
- Style : Hazy double IPA
- Hops : Citra and Columbus
- IBU : –
- Availability : –
- On Sale : From January 2023
- Size : 350 ml
- Price : From 700 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Smooth citrus aroma with light malt sweetness present. Starts with lemon and grapefruit before warming to lime and passion fruit.
- Notable Tastes : Smooth bitterness with citrus body of hops. Medium bodied with lingering hoppy flavours. Doesn’t taste like udon.
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon : Aroma & Taste
I had heard of this range of beers from Udon Brewing from a friend (Thanks Simon C) and was wondering what the deal was? It wouldn’t have surprised me if someone had made some beers with the flavour profile of udon – heck we have milkshake IPAs and pastry stouts – so why not something with the flavour profile of a bowl of udon. Good job that it was only in the label design and name of the beer that udon was present. The idea of drinking a chicken noodle soup beer was not really high on my list of things to try.
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon poured out a very hazy dull golden orange colour with a plump white head on top that had plenty of staying power. Thankfully, no butter had been added as I didn’t get a buttery aroma from the beer, but instead one of a smooth citrus aroma – lots of lemon and grapefruit when the beer was chilled, and then some lime and passion fruit as it warmed up. There was a touch of malt sweetness to the beer, but at 9%, I was most impressed with how well the alcohol was hidden behind the layers of hop aroma.
The body to Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon began with a smooth bitterness, enough to be noticed but not abrasive enough to offend the taste buds. The hops brought a similar profile as to the nose, with some more lemon and and grapefruit alongside the lime and passion fruit too. Overall, I was glad that Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon didn’t actually taste, or have the texture, of Kamatama butter udon, but instead tasted like, well, a hazy double IPA.
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon : The Bottom Line
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon is a decent hazy double IPA.
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon : Where to Buy
Udon Brewing Kama Tama Butter Udon can be bought online at the following places: