Tamamura Honten Yamabushi Saison Noir by Tamamura Honten

Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison Noir

Tamamura Honten Yamabushi Saison Noir is a 9% black saison from Tamamura Honten, makers of the Shiga Kogen range of craft beer. It’s produced in spring though it is available throughout the year. Tamamura Honten also take this beer and produce variations of it, for example, aging it in oak barrels in limited quantities. It is one of the few …

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison 志賀高原インペリアル・インディア・サマー・セゾン

Shiga Kogen Imperial Indian Summer Saison is an 8.5% saison from Tamamura Honten that is part of their limited edition line up of beer. It was first brewed to celebrate the 5th Snow Monkey Beer Live Festival held in March 2016 and is a stronger version of its younger sibling, Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison. It’s brewed using hops from New Zealand …

Locobeer Super Saison (Saison de Noël) by Locobeer

Locobeer Super Saison (2013)

Locobeer Super Saison (Saison de Noël) is a 9% Belgian speciality ale from Locobeer that is part of their winter seasonal range of beers. The Super Saison range are released in time for Christmas, both in 2013 and 2014 though at the time of writing, 2015 had not been released and there was no indicator either of it being so. Locobeer Super …

Tamamura Honten Yamabushi Apricot Saison by Tamamura Honten

Yamabushi Apricot Saison 山伏アプリコットセゾン

Tamamura Honten Yamabushi Apricot Saison is a limited edition 6% saison from Tamamura Honten that is part of their Yamabushi range of beers. It was first released in 2014 and made its second appearance in 2015 in late November. Tamamura Honten Yamabushi Apricot Saison is brewed using locally sourced organic apricot, known as anzu in Japanese, from a farmer situated near …

Loco Tangerine Trip by Locobeer

Loco Tangerine Trip

Loco Tangerine Trip is a 5.5% saison from Locobeer that contains locally sourced Fukure oranges. If that sounds familiar to you, then it should as the Hitachino Nest DAi DAi Ale also contains the same oranges. Loco Tangerine Trip is an autumn seasonal beer that was first on sale from August 2015  and can be found in bottled form at the moment. …

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon

Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon is a beer that I had after my Kiuchi Brewery interview and tour in August 2014. This one was first consumed on draft at the True Brew Hitachino Nest Tasting Room in Mito, Ibaraki. Hitachino Nest Saison Du Japon is a 5.5% saison style beer that was first made available in bottled form in late 2014. …

Shiga Kogen Harvest Summer Saison by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Harvest Summer Saison

Saisons are becoming more popular in Japan and with Shiga Kogen Harvest Summer Saison, Tamamura Honten have produced a beer that shows off their locally produced hops in the best way possible. It’s a 5.5% saison style beer, slightly stronger than the traditional Belgian style. Moreover, Shiga Kogen Harvest Summer Saison is released in Autumn, just after the peak season of heat …

Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie

Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie, which roughly translates to “one moment, one time” or if you use Google Translate “Forrest Gump”. I think someone might be pulling our leg. Anyway, Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie is a saison style beer from Kyoto Brewing Company and follows up from their Snow Monkey saison. It has an abv of 5.9% and as of writing is …

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen is a blink-and-miss-it limited edition release from Tamamura Honten. Why is it called a “fake weizen”? Well, the beer uses saison yeast rather than regular wheat yeast though it is brewed to a traditional German weizen recipe. It has an abv of 5.5% and was first released on 28th April 2015. Hopefully, it’s an annual release …

Baird Saison Sayuri by Baird Beer

Baird Saison Sayuri ベアードセゾンさゆり

What’s a saison review doing coming out in winter? Baird Saison Sayuri was another one of those beers I bought and forgot about. Baird Saison Sayuri is a 6% Belgian style saison and part of the Baird Beer seasonal range that was released on March 21st. If you’re wondering who Sayuri is, wonder no more! It is Sayuri Baird – Bryan’s wife …