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 …

Yo-Ho Boku Beer Kimi Beer by Yo-Ho Brewing

Boku Beer, Kimi Beer

Yo-Ho Boku Beer Kimi Beer (For You & Me) is a collaboration between Yo-Ho Brewing and Lawson’s convenience store chain. The sharp-eyed reader of BeerTengoku would have noticed this beer at the BeerFes Yokohama event back in September.Yo-Ho Boku Beer Kimi Beer  is a saison style beer that comes in at 5%, much lower than the current import fad of …

Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde

Summer has come and gone which means we’re lumbered drinking saisons that have been left on the shelf. Like Joe, I am not a fan of saisons. Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde is a 6.5% Japanese take on the saison formula and I wasn’t looking forward to it. Should it be refreshing? Should it quench my thirst? I never seem to know. …

Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison by Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen Indian Summer Saison

Saisons are one of the two beers I have generally avoided since getting into the craft beer world. Lagers, I have cast out of my sphere of beer drinkitude due to the fact that their reputation has been forever tainted by countless Big Four dishwater excretions. A more personal reason is behind the saison’s pariah status in my beer parish, …