Cabos & Honey Ale – K’s Brewing Co, 5% ABV, (Fukuoka, Japan)

On the front:

“A small brewery can take the time to make Ale right. Super premium handmade ale” (カボス & 蜂蜜) (Japanese Citrus & Honey)

My Notes:

  • My Rating: A-
  • Why I enjoy it: great body for a citrus ale
  • Where I got it: Tokyo, Jan 2012
  • How much: ¥500 ($7)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: Yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting Notes: pours slightly cloudy marmalade orange, quickly dissipating head, minor ringed retention, lots of active CO2 streams, no lacing. Fruity orange/lemon scent. Drinks with thicker than water viscosity, instant bitter カボス peel up front, lime-lemon-yuzu like pulpy sweetness in the mid, 6/10 mellow honey sweetness until the off-dry 2/10 bitter finish. Lots of aromatic citrus fruit on the exhale. Medium-high complexity, med-high depth, excellent carry, silky mouthfeel, med-long length. Quite extraordinary for a fruity ale to have such depth, complexity, and balance.