AOI BEER STAND owned by Aoi Brewery in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, has the merit to offer on tap other craft beers from Shizuoka Prefecture, but you do have to hurry as they usually served only one keg before switching to another brew!
This time i had come in time to taste plenty Actually I managed this other limited craft beer by Kuraya-Naruzawa Brewery in Nirayama, Izu City, Izu Peninsula!
“Oyoja Season” in northern Izu Peninsula dialect means “Season for a rest!
Served on tap
Barley, barley malt, hop, live yeast
Alcohol: 5 %
Clarity: only slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Bubbles: fine bubbles. shortish head, white
Aroma: refreshing and light. Citruses
Taste: Dry and fruity approach backed with pleasant acidity.
Bread, dry citruses, dry oranges.
Lingers long enough for acidity to disappear and be replaced by sweetish mandarine oranges.
Changes little with food.
Overall: very pleasant and refreshing craft beer.
More complex than expected. Great balance.
Great for summer and autumn or when temperatures are constantly changing (in Japan!)!
AOI BEER STAND
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 4-6, Den bill, 1F
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Credit cards OK
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