A revisited centuries-old and supremely drinkable treasure, the Belgian Single.
[Character]This simple yet rewarding low ABV beer features Hokkaido-grown Cascade hops.[Food Pairing]Quiche, fried white fish, cream-based pasta sauces[Naming]Unlike its stronger brethren, there is an abbey beer relatively unknown in the wider world. The Belgian "single" has been made for centuries at monasteries but yet has always remained a relative secret, a "Monk's Reserve", as it were, made by the monks, for the monks. Perhaps you can enjoy this "Brewer's Reserve" while picturing a monk centuries ago raising his glass toward his lips once more, taking in the aroma before he says, "maybe we keep this one to ourselves..."[Brewer's Voice]Our Rediscovery series has been our way to get back in touch with Belgian brewing traditions, something that played a pivotal role in our decision to start a brewery. Up until now, most of the releases in this series have been exploring traditional Belgian styles with a unique Japanese ingredient as a twist. Beginning with this release, we are also bringing refermentation in the package into the theme of the series.
For this year's Brewer's Reserve, we looked to Hokkaido-grown Cascade hops to give the beer a unique character. A little more herbal and a little less citrusy than their US counterparts, the hops give the beer a slightly bitter balance and lean the flavor profile towards classic European hops without being overly so. Refermentation in the can and keg give the beer its carbonation and tight, long lasting white head.
While there aren't too many monasteries in Japan, if they brewed beer with locally available ingredients, we think this may be close to what they would have been drinking.StyleBelgian SingleSeriesRediscoveryABV4.5%Gas Volume2.5MaltPilsner, WheatHopCascade (Hokkaido)YeastBelgian AleCategoryBeerJAN帰還Best Before2023/12/05