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Heisei Karechi by Heisei Brewing

by Rob
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Heisei Karechi is a 6.5% saison from Heisei Brewing, based in Nagaoka, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. Heisei Karechi is brewed with honey collected from acacia trees by Saiki Apiaries in Minamiuonuma City.

Heisei Karechi

Heisei Karechi : At A Glance


  • Alcohol : 6.5%
  • Style : Saison
  • Hops :
  • IBU :

Sale Information

  • Availability :
  • On Sale : From August 2022
  • Size : 330 ml
  • Price : From 737 yen

Aroma & Taste

  • Notable Aromas : Light phenol aroma of fruitiness with light sweet malt notes. Subtle pepper notes as warms up.
  • Notable Tastes : Dry and light body with phenol fruitiness and peppery notes. Slight sweetness as warms up.

Heisei Karechi : Aroma & Taste

Heisei Karechi poured out a clear golden honey colour with a small amount of white head that faded to a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The immediate aroma of a phenolic fruitiness was compounded with a light dusting of sweet malts. It seemed pretty straightforward for a saison, though as Heisei Karechi warmed up, there was a subtle, if not potent, peppery aroma going on.

Heisei Karechi drank like a saison too with its dry and light body being punctuated by the phenol fruitiness and peppery notes balancing off each other nicely. As the beer warmed up, there was a light sweetness to the aftertaste though the yeast was the star of this show. As for hoppiness – I didn’t get anything from this beer – heck, who knows if any actually went into the making of it.

Heisei Karechi : The Bottom Line

Heisei Karechi is a decent saison that won’t win awards but does do what it’s aiming to do.


Heisei Karechi : Where to Buy

Heisei Karechi can be bought online at the following places:

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