Alan complained that I complained too much in my reviews thus far. Thus I picked, from our
growing battery, a beer that I have high hopes for. Hopefully this time there will be mostly
Actually it’s the brewery I have high hopes for. I forgot I got the habanero ale. Unable to
resist the novelty. Still, this should be a cure for all the weak, scrawny beers that we have
been wading through.
We did purchase this beer in Yokohama. A city outside of Tokyo. A place our landlord refers to
as ‘very far away’. It took 1/2 hour to get there.
OK opening the bottle (yay, no can). Light, perhapse reddy colour. Strongly carbonated.
Smells like the desert!
First Sip: WHHHHOA! good googly moogly. It’s, like, a beer made with Habanero! What a great
aftertaste. Just like a spicy bite of salsa.
The primary taste is of… hibiscus? (which is what it smells of as well) Which is nice. And
goes well thematically. The carbonation bites nicely just as the hibiscus is dying and the
gentle burny peper falvour is settling in. The alcohol% is 5.5 but it isn’t really a beer that
wants alot of alcohol. The taste fits nicely in there with the carbonation giving the
aftertaste a cheery sort of boost on it’s way.
Now that the beer is almost gone (300ml, 6 bucks) I notice the habanero in there to begin with,
sort of dancing happily around on your tongue playing peek-a-boo with the hibiscus.
Well good job Yokohmama brewery! Way to make a beer with some flavour. Alot of flavour! Even
a beer with an original taste. I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone had one at the next beer
fest in vic.
Complex, pleasent flavour. None of that unpleasent pringles taste about it. And a nice water
colour label to-boot.
We have to find another reason to visit Yokohama!