Kirin Koku no Jikan

Kirin claims the secrets to the luxurious taste of its Koku no Jikan or full body taste time 3rd category beer are 1) an extra amount of barley and 2) a extra aromatic hops. Keep in mind that maintaining a non-beer status requires balancing the amount of barley (keeping it low) and the amount of non-beer alcohol added. A company can call their "beer" 100% barley derived if the shochu spirit or alcohol that is added is also derived from barley. This is a careful dance to avoid taxes that is very out in the open and which most Japanese beer drinkers are aware of to some extent.


Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.

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