Shizuoka Beer 3/3: Izu Ale by Oratche Brewery

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This is my third tasting of the beer from this micro-brewery lost in the east of the prefecture at the foot of Mount Fuji:

Izu Ale

This particular beer is an organic beer using wheat malt.
It is unfiltered and should be kept in a cold environment because of its live yeast.

Clarity: slightly smoky (unfiltered)
Colour: golden orange
Foam: Long head, fine steady bubbles
Aroma: Oranges,yeast, bread
Taste: Dry and heady. Oranges, bread. Shortish tail. Refreshing and satisfying.

Overall: British Ale type. True Ale. My British particularly appreciated it. Can be savoured on its own or with food.

419-0105 Tagata Gun, Tanna, 349-1
Tel.: 055-974-4192
Fax: 055-974-4191
Homepage (Japanese)

2 thoughts on “Shizuoka Beer 3/3: Izu Ale by Oratche Brewery”

  1. I guess this beer, which does seem like British Pale Ale, would go down quite well with the Japanese idea of thirst-quenching beer, but I must admit that I am looking forward to our imminent foray into the world of ‘Real Ale’.


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