Brimmer Golden Ale by Brimmer Brewing

Brimmer Golden Ale

Here at BeerTengoku, we love us some draft beers but once in a while, we’d love those draft beers to come in bottles so we can drink at home. Brimmer Golden Ale is one of those beers that we want and we got one. It is a golden ale that has been nominated as Brimmer’s session ale and at 5.5%, Brimmer Golden Ale …

Atsugi White Ale by Atsugi Beer

Atsugi White Ale

Atsugi White Ale is a Belgian White or witbier from Atsugi Beer, Kanagawa and is a mild 4%, designed for session drinking. Moreover, Atusgi Beer recommends that this beer is chilled to below 10ºc for best drinking. Besides that, there is not much other information out there on this beer. Atsugi White Ale Aroma and Taste After I realised that this …

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji by Kamakura Beer

Kamakura Prime Beer Hoshi no Taiga

Kamakura Prime Beer Tsukiyo no Niji, which is part of the Kamakura Prime range, is 5.5% English pale from Kamakura Beer. It was randomly discovered after a trip to Mokichi in Fujisawa when Joe and myself went for a nice unromantic walk along the river down to, ahem, KY Liquor. Turns out that this is only sold during holiday periods …

Shonan Beer Pilsner by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Pilsner

Shonan Beer Pilsner is one of the stalwarts of the Shonan Beer range but in the past, I’ve usually avoided buying it as regular readers will know that Japan has pilsners left, right, and centre on sale, so I try to find other styles of beers instead. This bottle of Shonan Beer Pilsner was a present from a friend who knows …

Shonan Beer Belgian Stout by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Belgian Stout

During a recent visit to Mokichi in Fujisawa with the family, I noticed there were some “new” bottles in the takeaway fridge, that is this Shonan Beer Belgian Stout I say “new” because I didn’t see them last time I was there. There were a couple of other, what shall I say, risque labels too on show but more of …

Sankt Gallen Smoked Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen Brewery

Sankt Gallen Smoked Chocolate Stout

Cheese! How many times have I started a beer review with that word? You may have gathered from reading any of my stout or porter reviews that I really dislike the “cheesy” flavour that a lot of them possess (I call it “lacto”, but I’m not even sure if that’s the right word. Need to check that. Know your enemy, …

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout is part of Sankt Gallen’s Fruit Beer range. It’s made with whole oranges (peel and all) and chocolate malt. I’m imagining Terry’s Chocolate Orange when I open this. Sankt Gallen Orange Chocolate Stout Nose and Taste There’s the Terry’s Chocolate Orange! Christ! I’m quite excited. There’s also a smoky hint to the nose. It’s quite …

Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout by Sankt Gallen

Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout

Sankt Gallen’s annual Valentine’s range includes the Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout that weighs in at 9%. If you’re looking for a beer to get your date drunk on Valentine’s then Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout is up your street. Alas, no chocolate is used during the brewing process, instead chocolate malt barley is one of the bases of the …

Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout by Sankt Gallen

sankt gallen kokutou sweet stout

Sugar and spice and all things nice. If Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout were a nursery rhyme then it would be that one. There aren’t any puppy dove’s tails nor snails in it. What it is though is a sweet stout brewed using brown sugar harvested from Okinawa. Moreover, Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout is also an award-winning beer, having …

Shonan Beer by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer by Kumazawa Brewing

Kumazawa Brewing is a small, but well known, sake producer in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, about 45 minutes south of Tokyo. Kumazawa Brewing first started making sake in 1872 although Kanagawa was a strange choice, the local Tanzawa mountain range is famous for fresh spring water. However, you probably know Kumazawa Brewing for their range of craft beer under the guise of …