KAGUA

The beer fits and looks great in the Japanese food scene.
Japanese Scented Ale
To pursue Japaneseness’s fragrance, KAGUA beer uses Japanese herbs such as Sansho pepper and Yuzu as brewing spices, rare in the world. It is a Japanese ale with the concept of a fragrance that is brightly colored on a Japanese table.
Art design of KAGUA
The KAGUA logo, like a traditional Japanese family crest, is a symbol of our commitment to the quality of the product. The logo is so simple that it does not interfere with any table scene. And KAGUA is the perfect foil to the refined cuisine that should be the main dining table. Yet, KAGUA’s bottle and label design have a dignified personality, and it is a reflection of our commitment to quality.
「馨和 KAGUA」 product specification
「馨和 KAGUA」Blanc
Refreshing Belgian-style ale with a flavor of Yuzu and yeast-derived phenolic aroma.
Appearance
Pale light yellow and cloudy with a creamy head.
Aroma
Fresh Yuzu aroma is dominant, matching well with the yeast-derived phenolic aroma.
Flavor
A hint of malt and hop flavor, as well as a slight bitterness and a wheat-derived creamy taste.
Style
Belgian pale strong ale
ABV
8%
IBU
20
Ingredients
malted barley, hops, malted wheat, herbs, beer yeast
Brewery
Brewery De Graal, Belgium
Recommended storage
Cool and dark place (refrigeration preferred)
Transport condition
Regular ambient temperature transportation is acceptable but preferred refrigerated transport.
best-before period
36 months after production date
size and weight
Bottle case size : 30×46×20cm
Bottle case weight : 15.4kg / cs
Awards
GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION 金賞受賞 2019
GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION GOLD 2019
「馨和 KAGUA」Rouge
Rich and full bodied Belgian-style ale with flavor of roasted malt and spicy SANSHO.
Appearance
Rosy dark copper color with a long retention creamy head.
Aroma
Well-balanced mixed aroma of roasted malt and spicy shansyo pepper.
Flavor
The malt flavor origin sweetness and the hop flavor’s bitterness are well balanced at an elevated level. The complex flavors also give a refreshingly spicy aftertaste.
Style
Belgian dark strong ale
ABV
9%
IBU
45
Ingredients
malted barley, hops, herbs, beer yeast
Brewery
Brewery De Graal, Belgium
Recommended storage
Cool and dark place (refrigeration preferred)
Transport condition
Regular ambient temperature transportation is acceptable but preferred refrigerated transport.
best-before period
36 months after production date
size and weight
330ml bottle × 24 / 1cs
630g / bottle
Awards
GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION GOLD 2019
「馨和 KAGUA」Saison
Fruity and dry farmhouse ale with refreshing yuzu aroma
Appearance
Dark gold with a creamy head.
Aroma
Bold yuzu aroma and sharp sansho scent.
Flavor
Juicy yuzu flavor is prominent and very drinkable.
Style
Belgian farmhouse ale
ABV
6%
IBU
20
Ingredients
malted barley, hops, malted wheat, herbs, beer yeast
Brewery
Brewery De Graal, Belgium
Recommended storage
Cool and dark place (refrigeration preferred)
Transport condition
Regular ambient temperature transportation is acceptable but preferred refrigerated transport.
best-before period
36 months after production date
size and weight
20L one way keg
21.3kg / keg
Awards
GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER, CIDER, MEAD & SAKE COMPETITION GOLD 2019
KAGUA’s Three Promises
Rich Aroma

KAGUA delightful aroma stems from handpicked ingredients from reputable sources, including Japanese herbs and special yeasts.

Full Body

KAGUA’s characteristic full-body flavor provides an indulgent experience that is in complete harmony with seasonable cuisines.

Gentle Natural Carbonation

KAGUA’s all-natural low-level carbonation conveys elegance and relaxation.

Facts
Ingredients
Kagua offers a special aromatic experience due to the blend of Japanese herbs such as yuzu and sansho. These ingredients are rarely used in beer production.

To ensure that we deliver the finest aroma, we procure the yuzu and sansho directly from top quality producers who have exceptional reputations.
Yeast is essential for brewing and determines much of the quality of the finished product. We have chosen premium yeasts, which are used by only a few of the finest beers in the world. This has provided KAGUA a characteristically rich and bold original taste.

Production
We considered multiple breweries all over the world as contract-brewing partners to commercialize KAGUA, relentlessly prototyping it again and again. During this process, we had the good fortune of connecting with an experienced Belgian brewer, capable of adhering to the KAGUA recipe while utilizing the brewery’s vast experience and knowledge. Through extensive tastings and discussions, and the brewer’s passion in taking on the KAGUA challenge, we became convinced he was the right man to be entrusted with brewing KAGUA.

In addition, an internationally renowned Belgian professor in beer, also known as “Professor Hop,” endorsed the KAGUA concept and promised to continue providing support together with the brewer.

Their hard work and passion were crucial in realizing KAGUA’s originality to the utmost extent and stabilizing its quality at the highest level.

Logistics Process
Since KAGUA is brewed to such rigorous standards with specially selected ingredients, our major challenge is to preserve its quality over the 10,000-kilometer journey from the brewery.
To uphold the highest levels of quality, we use only first-class logistics operators; the same operators that high-end wine distributers use.

We go to these extraordinary lengths in order to guarantee that each bottle of KAGUA reflects the true quality of production and the power of the brewer’s spirit.

Art Design
KAGUA’s art director is a young and energetic artist working in Japan and internationally. His main aim is to create a very simple and well-honed image, while also reflecting Japan’s gentle and meditative nature. Connecting to its guaranteed quality, KAGUA’s logo is inspired by a traditional seal, which Japanese have been using as signatures for centuries.

To showcase KAGUA in the global marketplace, he uses two traditional colors:“akane-iro” (Japanese madder, or deep red) and “gofun-iro” (Japanese ultra-light yellow).

The distinctive bottle and label design, showing simplicity and humbleness that complements any cuisine, is one of KAGUA’s most fundamental values.

How to enjoy KAGUA

Whether you are relaxing with close friends or making new acquaintances, KAGUA will provide more opportunities to enjoy your time together.

Serve by a wine glass

KAGUA is a beer with a unique taste. To enjoy KAGUA’s unique rich aroma to capitalize on the experience, we highly recommend using a wine glass or Daiginjo sake glass.

Recommended serving temperature range
About 8-10 ℃ is the recommended temperature to enjoy a good balance of fragrance and freshness. However, even if you drink at a lower temperature or room temperature in each temperature range, You can enjoy the unique KAGUA character.