Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Orache Wind Valley Beer-Limited Seasonal Pils
The other day I had the chance to find one of the very few seasonal craft beers produced by Orache Wind Valley beer in Kannami Cho, Tago Gun, Shizuoka Prefecture (between Mishima and Atami)!
Wind Valley/Kaze no Tani/風の谷 is actually the name of the place the brewery chose to establish itself!
Announced as an “Extravagant Pils”!
Product: Orache Brewery Limited Seasonal Pils
Draught/nama Beer, unfiltered
Ingredients: Barley Malt, barley, hops. Live yeast.
Contents: 360 ml
Clarity: Very clean if somewhat a bit smoky (normal as it is unfiltered)
Alcohol: 5.5 degrees
Color: Deep gold
Foam: Fine bubbles. Very long head
Aroma: Assertive. Fruity. Oranges, bread
Taste: Very deep refreshing attack.
Complex. Oranges, persimmons.
Lingers nicely on the palate.
Disappears on a drier note with subtle acidity and orange peels.
Changes little with food.
Overall: Very pleasant and elegant. Fruity and dry with great balance.
Insistently calls for the next sip.
Although great with food, eminently pleasurable on its own, especially on a hot afternoon/evening!
ORACHE WIND VALLEY BEER
Orache, originally a dairy products company was the first to produce organic microbeers in Japan!
It produces 4 regular brews and seasonal ones, too.
Tago Gun, Kannami Cho (south of Mishima City), Tanna, 349-1
Business hours: 09:00~17:30
HOMEPAGE (Japanese only)
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