Tazawako Rauch by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Rauch

Tazawako Rauch is a 7.5% award winning rauch style beer from Tazawako Beer. Rauchs are brewed by drying the malts over an open flame, rather than on the floor or in a machine, imparting a woody smokey flavour into the final beer. It’s based on a traditional smoked recipe from the Bamberg region of Germany. Tazawako Rauch Aroma and Taste We’ve …

Tazawako Alt by Tazawako Beer

Tazawako Alt

Altbiers are not that popular in Japan, with our last review of an altbier being the Karuizawa Asuma Kougen Alt, but let’s not use that as a yardstick.  Tazawako Alt is an award-winning altbier from Tazawako Beer in Akita, Japan. It has won awards from Europe to Japan and around the world over, with the last count being at twelve …

Aqula Nme Neigaa Beer by Aqula

Aqula Nme Neigaa

How to be a cool beer by Aqula Nme Neigaa in three easy steps: Be a beer. Preferably one that is not a regular everyday beer; Be difficult to find those proving yourself to be desirable; Have your own superhero that goes around places convincing people to drink your beer. Three easy steps done. Aqula Nme Neigaa, also sold as Aqula …

Aqula Kawabata Lager by Aqula

Aqula Kawabata Lager

Aqula Kawabata Lager is a 5.0% pilsner from Aqula based on the German styles of pilsners. It is an award-winning beer and won the gold medal at the 2007 Asian Japan Beer Cup. Aqula Kawabata Lager is also bottle conditioned as well. Aqula Kawabata Lager Aroma and Taste A new beer is always welcome at BeerTengoku towers and Aqula Kawabata Lager was …

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat by Aqula

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wit あくらさくら酵母ウィート

Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat is brewed using natural sakura, or cherry blossom, yeast that has been developed by Akita Food Institute in conjunction with Aqula. It’s a 5% wit that has not been pasteurized to allow the yeast to further develop flavours in Aqula Sakura Kobo Wheat as it is bottle conditioned. The photo below is of the beer before the …

Aqula Namahage Bock by Aqula

Aqula Namahage Bock

Aqula Namahage Bock, better known as Aqula Q Bock. is a dunkler bock style beer from Akita, Japan. At the point of bottling, it is supposedly 7% though if left to condition in the bottle further, it may be higher. During the conditioning process, Aqula Namahage Bock is left to ripen further to produce bolder flavours. Aqula Namahage Bock Aroma and …

Brown no Kaze by Tazawako Kohan no Mori

brown no kaze

Brown no Kaze beer, otherwise known as Tazawako Kohan no Mori Dunkel, is another beer that comes in two different labels. The one below is the most recent label for the Queen’s Isetan brand of supermarkets, alongside the Ajiwai Tenku and the Ajiwai Tenya beers. Both beers, or so I am led to believe, are brewed from the same recipe. Brown no Kaze …

Toast Ajiwai Tenku by Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer

Ajiwai Tenku

Ajiwai Tenku is another award-winning beer from Tazawako Kohan no Mori Beer that is brewed in the helles, meaning bright, lager style from Bavaria. An all-malt beer, Ajiwai Tenku, like Ajiwai Tenya, is brewed for the Queen’s Isetan chain of supermarkets across Japan. Toast Ajiwai Tenku Aroma and Taste Ajiwai Tenku pours out like there is no tomorrow. Whoosh! It is …

Kaze Soyogu Pils by Tazawako Kohan no Mori

kazesoyogo pils

Kaze Soyogu Pils is sold at Queens Isetan stores across Japan, and is brewed by Tazawako Kohan no Mori. It is an award-winning beer for best-testing pilsner in Japan. The bottle comes in two variations: one with a tree, as seen below, and also an own-brand Queens Isetan label, by Green Q. Kaze Soyogu Pils Aroma and Taste Kaze Soyogu Pils pours cloudy with a cream, …

Ajiwai Tenya by Tazawako Kohan no Mori

Ajiwai Tenya

One from the northern climes of Japan is this Ajiwai Tenya, which translates to “a taste of heavenly shores”. Brewed in a dunkel style which has its origins in Germany, this 5% beer is rarely found outside of Akita. Ajiwai Tenya Aroma and taste Ajiwai Tenya pours out a hazy dark brown colour that settles quickly into the glass, amber at the …