Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Samurai Surfer Beer Red


Once again just imagine a samurai surfing on the waves of Suruga Bay in Shizuoka Prefecture!
Samurai Surfer Beer is an offshoot of a Tokyo-based brewery called Nihon Beer Co but it is run apparently in a more or less independent manner and can be considered as the newest and tenth craftbeer brewery in Shizuoka Prefecture.
This the second beer they produce with the BLACK one!


I know a lot of collectors who will want this label, too!
It is located in Numazu City, at the foot of Mount Fuji, a fishing town made internationally famous by the like of Baird Beer/Baird Brewing Company run by Bryan Baird from the US.


Product name: Samurai Surfer Beer RED
Contents: 330 ml
Alcohol: 6%
Ingredients: Grain, hops, yeast, water


Clarity: Quite opaque, and lightly smoky but very clean
Color: Dark brownish orange
Foam: Very fine and fine, and lingering for quite a while
Aroma: Elegant and dry. Bread, caramel, oranges, roasted nuts.
Taste: Soft well-rounded attack.
Not as dry as expected. Welcome faint acidity. Very refreshing and easy to drink.
Complex and fruity: oranges, hints of apricots, caramel and soft nuts
Doesn’t linger so long on the palate but still leaves a smooth but light impression.
Marries very well with any food.
Very well balanced thanks to the right amount of alcohol.

Overall: Like the BLACK (7%) draught will please both genders at any time of the afternoon, evening and night, whatever the season.
Not a thirst-quenching beer really but one to enjoy for its sake at your own pace.
Complex but easy to drink.
The kind of beer that invites you to another glass!
But beware of the high alcohol content! LOL

Shizuoka Prefecture, Numazu City, Shimokanuki, Shimoshooji, 3140-5
Tel.: 055-933-1032
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)


Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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