Now to the beer, apparently Japaneses Classic Ale is based on how the first Japaneses beer from the Edo period and was aged in cedar barrels. I do get the wood in this beer, kind of on the nose that is also kind of hoppy, something English like EKG I think. Its a weird but not unpleasant beer. From doing some interweb searching on this beer there seems to be a claim that its an IPA. No its not. It is however 7.5% ABV, not that I’m tasting the booze in this beer.
When I was last in Japan about 18 months ago, OK that would be the only time I’ve been in Japan I had nothing to this standard. I ate some awesome food, drank plenty of beers and sake, and saw the salary men getting hammered at the rooftop beer gardens in Tokyo, however I did not have a beer anywhere near this standard.
|Marku enjoys a roof top beer in Tokyo|
Not certain that I understand it but its growing on me, might be the 7.5% booze. Actually I am tasting the booze in this beer, it has a hint of a Belgian Golden Strong or a triple about it. I could do with some more hops in this beer.
If Marku and myself had found this beer in japan we would have gotten stuck into it. I am looking forward to giving their Red Rice Ale a go.