Two Kagua limited brews, “Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping” and “Rouge Special Edition 2019” will be released at the end of October.

2019/10/22

Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd. (head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, representative director: Shiro Yamada) will release two limited beers, “Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping” and “Rouge Special Edition 2019,” under the Kagua brand at the end of October.

“KAGUA”, meaning “Waga-Kaoru,” can be translated as Japanese fragrant beer. Kagua uses unique ingredients such as Sansho pepper and Yuzu. The beers are full-bodied with smooth carbonation from secondary fermentation in the bottle. The Kagua lineup has built its reputation as a high-quality, creative beer among beer fans worldwide since its launch.

Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping

“Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping” was brewed with the same base recipe as Kagua Blanc. However, the two beers differ in their fermentation method. While Kagua Blanc is fermented on a Belgian Saison Yeast, Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping was fermented as a mixed culture beer. The different yeast strains working at the same time create a more complex aroma. To complement the results of the mixed culture fermentation, this beer was dry-hopped with three types of hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, and Chinook. “Mosaic” is rich in citrus fruit, passion fruit, berries, and herbal notes culminating in a very complex hop aroma. “Simcoe” is often described as being both fruity and earthy, bringing apricot and citrus notes and pronounced aromas of pine. “Chinook” has aromas of grapefruit, strong and distinctive pine, and spice. The beer finishes dryer on the palate than Kagua Blanc so that the hopsaroma can stand out to create an enjoyably rich fragrance.

Rouge Special Edition 2019

Rouge Special Edition 2019 is the fourth limited edition brewing product following 2013 Rouge, 2017 Rouge, and 2018 Blanc. This year, we increased the ratio of dark malt to produce deeper shades and more malt flavor than previous editions. This true-to-style Belgian Quadrupel still keeps with the original character of “Waga-Kaoru.”  In addition to the well-matured taste of normal Kagua Rouge, Rouge Special Edition 2019 has been further aged to showcase musky barrel aromas from American oak powder, Sansho pepper, and malt flavor. This high alcohol full-bodied beer pairs perfectly with meat dishes.

We will continue to challenge ourselves to innovate to deliver value to our customers worldwide.

【Product Specs】

Name:Blanc Cuvée Dry hopping

Release Date:Late October 2019

Price:Open Price

Ingredients: Malted Wheat and Barley, Hops, Sugar, Yuzu, Sansho pepper

ABV: 10.0%

Style:Saison (Dry Hopped Wheat Saison)

Product Type:Beer 

Made In:Belgium 

Format:330ml Bottle

 

 

Name:Rouge Special Edition 2019

Release Date:Late October 2019

Price:Open Price

Ingredients: Malted Barley, Hops, Sugar, Yuzu, Sansho pepper, Oak Powder

ABV: 10.0%

Style: Belgian Quadrupel

Product Type:Beer 

Made In:Belgium 

Format:330ml Bottle