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Yesterday I had the chance to visit Mt. Fuji Brewing for their preopening event. The brewery is run by one of the first certified Diplom Beersommerliers in Japan, head brewer Ryusuke Emori. He served his first beers, a German style lager, an American pale ale, a session IPA and a coffee stout to the audience. All great brews especially considering that he has done only 6 batches on the new system so far.
Bright white, long lasting fine foam on top of a brilliant golden beer. The Perle and Saazer hops used add a nice noble hop aroma that together with the subtle hints of biscuit combines into a slightly sweet floral impression.
On the palate an alternating play of light bready malt flavors and a bold hop bitterness make you enjoy every sip. Medium bodied, well carbonized, finishing short and clean, an overall well balanced beer with great drinkability.
Rather classic in approach this Cascade hopped pale ale pours a rather frizzy foam topping a gloomy golden beer. Hints of grapefruits in a rather light aroma. On the palate a strong but smooth bitterness dominates. Easy to drink thirst quencher beer but according to the brewer from the next batch onward they want to highlight the citrusy hop flavors a little bit more.
Before you have time to appreciate foam and color fruity tropical and citrusy aromas already please the nose. Lasting white foam on top of a slightly hazy bright yellow beer. The tropical fruits and citrusy flavors reappear and intensify in the mouth. Brewing under a happoshu license a little bit of grapefruit juice added to the kettle accentuates the lush citra and mosaic hops used for dry hopping. All the fruity and juicy impressions are kept in balance by a strong bitterness developing in the back. Again a clean finish and good carbonation add to the drinkability. Definitely sessionable!