Kyoto Brewing Co.

春夏秋冬 - 冬 2018 (Shunkashuto - Winter 2018)

Similar to our Kimagure series, the Shunkashuto (4-Seasons) line of beers never uses the same recipe between seasons nor repeats recipes between years. With just weeks to go until the close of 2018, preparations for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays are in full swing here in Japan, much like the rest of the world, and we think this beer is a perfect accompaniment. There is so much to celebrate over the next few months, from making it to the end of a calendar year to beginning a new one to spending time with friends and family. Such occasions call for something special, and to answer the call we crafted a full flavoured, high ABV Saison that can act much like the more typical champagne or sparkling wine the season is known for.

The 7.5% ABV is much higher than most of the releases in this series, but a blend of our house Belgian Ale and Belle Saison yeast create a dry, crisp, yet fruity fermentation character. Triskel and Loral hops blend old world nuances of spice and herb with new world hints of citrus fruit and match perfectly with the yeast flavours. So whether you are toasting to friends, new beginnings, or just yourself, celebrate this season with Shunkashuto Fuyu!

Style: Strong Saison

Malt Bill:
Pilsner, Flaked Wheat

Bittering: Merkur
Flavour/Aroma: Triskel, Loral

Yeast: Belle Saison/Belgian Ale Blend

ABV: 7.5%

IBU: 27

Gas Volumes: 2.5