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 and the rest of Japan, but you do have to hurry as they usually served only one keg before switching to another brew!
This time I tasted a craft beer which has been elected last year as the best Smoke beer in the World!
Rauch by Fujizakura Kogen Brewery in Yamanashi Prefecture!
Served on tap
Barley, malt, hop, live yeast.
Alcohol/ABV: 5.5 %
Bubbles: very fine bubbles. Longish head. Creamy. Light brown color
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: deep brown-orange
Aroma: discreet. Bread
Taste: dry and smoky attack.
Complex: smoked meats, bread.
Varies little with food.
Lingers long enough for true tasting before departing on a mellower note.
Stays true to first impressions all the way through.
Overall: very refreshing and easy to drink craft beer!
Not overwhelming at all in spite of its naming!
Far all seasons and genders.
To be drunk for its own sake!
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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