Monthly Archives: October 2013

Suntory Kuchidoke no Fuyu Komugi

Japanese Name: サントリー くちどけの冬小麦 Brewer: Suntory Release: Oct. 1, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 5% Purchase Price: ¥100 @Yamaya (6-pack) Tasting Notes: For their winter limited brew, Suntory has chosen to create a wheat beer. Unlike the wheat beer from … Continue reading

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Asahi Fuyu no Okurimono (2013)

Japanese Name: アサヒ 冬の贈り物 Brewer: Asahi Release: Oct. 1, 2013 Type: Liqueur (発泡性) Alcohol: 4.5 – 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥100 @Yamaya (6-pack) Tasting Notes: Fuyu no Okurimono is Asahi’s limited winter offering in its third tier line. First brought to … Continue reading

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Suntory Akiraku (2013)

One of the third tier brews I pick up each fall is Suntory Akiraku. It’s one of the few ambers on the Japanese market, and since it’s not “beer” it’s cheap. They’ve splashed a new package design on this fall’s … Continue reading

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YO-HO Brewing: Suiyoubi no Neko

Japanese Name: ヤッホー・ブルーイング 水曜日のネコ Brewer: YO-HO Brewing Release: Nov. 6, 2012 Type: Happoushu Alcohol: 4.5% Purchase Price: ¥280 @Lawson Tasting Notes: Known in Japan for their Yona Yona Ale, Aooni, and a few others, YO-HO Brewing creates Japanese microbrews that can … Continue reading

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Kirin Akiaji (2013)

Japanese Name: キリン 秋味 Brewer: Kirin Release: Aug. 20, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 6% Purchase Price: ¥217 @Popula Tasting Notes: Brewed and unleashed upon Japan at the end of summer every year since 1991, this year marks the 23rd … Continue reading

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Suntory The Premium Malt’s: Koku no Blend

Japanese Name: ザ・プレミアム・モルツ〈コクのブレンド〉 Brewer: Suntory Release: Sept. 24, 2013 Type: Japanese Beer (ビール) Alcohol: 5.5% Purchase Price: ¥200 @Aeon Tasting Notes: Sometimes people are looking for something with a little bit more flavor than a standard lager, but yet aren’t … Continue reading

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