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Shizuoka Beer Tasting: Usami Brewery-Molda (Czech Type)


As far as 2013 is concerned there 10 Microbreweries in Shizuoka Prefecture producing craftbeer on a regular basis.
Usami Brewery is located in ito City, where great water is plenntiful all year!


I love their original cap!
The label is the same on every type of beer, but the label at the back is of course different for every beer!


Usami Brewery: Molda (Czech Type)
Ingredients: Malt and hops
Alcohol: 4.5%
Contents: 330 ml


Foam: Short head, fine bubbles disappear quickly
Clarity: Very clear
Color: Golden orange, rich color
Aroma: Light, citruses, bread.
Taste: Light attack and tangy, soft citruses, oranges, bread.
Refreshing but more complex and elegant that a thirst-quenching beer.
Lingers on for quite a while over the palate with a dry note of citruses.
Does not vary with food and stays faithful to first taste.

Overall: A beer for the Summer. Thirst-quenching for some maybe, but certainly deserves more attention.
Easy and pleasant to drink.
Probably will please the Japanese more than expats, especially Europeans.

Usami Brewery
European ji Beer Company
Ito City, Usami, 3504-1
Tel.: 0557-33-0333
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)


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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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