Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie is a 5% fruit beer from Kankiku Shuzo, based in Kujukuri, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie is brewed using mango puree as well as peach puree, with oats. In terms of hops, Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie uses Nelson Sauvin, Equanot, Huell Melon, Citra, and HBC 431.
Editor’s Note: This beer was sent as a gift from the brewery – however, this does not affect our opinion of the beer.
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 5%
- Style : Smoothie IPA
- Hops : Nelson Sauvin, Equanot, Huell Melon, Citra, and HBC 431
- IBU : Unknown
- Availability : Unknown
- On Sale : From October 2021
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : From 620 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Mango and peach aroma with faint lemon note. Sweet aroma from fruits.
- Notable Tastes : Fruity with a thick body. Mango and peach the most notable flavours. Low bitterness.
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie : Aroma & Taste
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie poured out, well, nothing like a beer. It was deep orange-reddish colour with barely any head on it. By the time I had taken the camera out to take a picture, the head had gone completely – not even a semblance remained on the side of the glass. Instead, all I got was pure fruit aroma – so much mango and peach going on that I could not honestly describe Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie as a beer – but then there was some citrus aromas going on from the hops.
The body was thick – like a smoothie, but then that is the style of the beer and I have not knowingly had one before. It felt like I was sucking down a fruit juice with the pulp that had not been removed from the press. The flavour was 99% fruit – the mango and peach really just dominating over everything else in the mix though there was a hint of lemon in the beer. Not much, but enough to come through when warmed up. Those fruity flavours lingered through drinking, right into the aftertaste.
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie : The Bottom Line
I don’t know if Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie qualifies as a beer, but it was tasty nonetheless.
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie : Where to Buy It
Kujukuri Ocean Fruit Mix Smoothie can be bought online at the following places: