Monthly Style Series

Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale

The inspiration for this refreshing yet potent brew is the renowned Belgian classic, Duvel. The key attributes are light-ish body, high alcohol, and spritzy effervescence. A kiss of spicy-floral hop flavor helps to mask the formidable potency.

Overview

Alcohol Content (by volume) 9.0%
Starting Gravity (degree plato) 18.0
Finishing Gravity (degree plato) 2.0
Bitterness Units (IBU) 30
Color (SRM) 2

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Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale

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The inspiration for this refreshing yet potent brew is the renowned Belgian classic, Duvel. The key attributes are light-ish body, high alcohol, and spritzy effervescence. A kiss of spicy-floral hop flavor helps to mask the formidable potency.

Overview

Alcohol Content (by volume) 9.0%
Starting Gravity (degree plato) 18.0
Finishing Gravity (degree plato) 2.0
Bitterness Units (IBU) 30
Color (SRM) 2

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The Label Speaks

The setting is a Japanese hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party. This alcohol-infused spring celebration provides an ideal opportunity for the exercise of bureiko jikan. The party is in full swing and inebriation is sneaking up on its participants – as can be seen in the blurred label lettering swirling in a glass of this potent Strong Golden Ale.

The Label Speaks

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The setting is a Japanese hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party. This alcohol-infused spring celebration provides an ideal opportunity for the exercise of bureiko jikan. The party is in full swing and inebriation is sneaking up on its participants – as can be seen in the blurred label lettering swirling in a glass of this potent Strong Golden Ale.

Bryan's Comment

“’Bureiko jikan’ (literally, ‘time for impertinence’) is a classic Japanese cultural construct – a moment when, generally fueled by alcohol, the strict bonds of hierarchy melt away and the lower-rung individual in a relationship (generally a work-related one) can let out his or her true feelings without threat of recrimination. It’s a cathartic venting mechanism and Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is its perfect beer lubricant.”

Ingredients

Water Soft, Cleanly Flavorful, Local
Malted Grain Floor-malted Pilsner
Un-malted Grain None
Sugar Japanese Korizato (Rock Candy)
Hops Whole Flower Cones – Various Varieties
Yeast House Scottish Ale Strain

 

Bryan's Brewing Notes

One key attribute of many Belgian Ales is strength without heaviness. This often is achieved by substituting a significant portion of the grain mash bill with sugar added to the kettle boil. The sugar is fully fermentable by yeast and adds alcohol strength without contributing anything in the way of residual body. The finished beer is thus strong yet crisp and dry. In the brewing of Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale, we replace 20% of the mash bill with Japanese rock candy sugar in the kettle. We then add additional candy sugar along with krausen beer at packaging to kick-start a secondary fermentation which produces a finishing natural carbonation and sparkling effervescence.

Our inspiration for Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is the classic Belgian Ale Duvel, one of the most wickedly delicious beers I have ever (over) enjoyed!

Bryan's Comment

“’Bureiko jikan’ (literally, ‘time for impertinence’) is a classic Japanese cultural construct – a moment when, generally fueled by alcohol, the strict bonds of hierarchy melt away and the lower-rung individual in a relationship (generally a work-related one) can let out his or her true feelings without threat of recrimination. It’s a cathartic venting mechanism and Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is its perfect beer lubricant.”

Ingredients

Water Soft, Cleanly Flavorful, Local
Malted Grain Floor-malted Pilsner
Un-malted Grain None
Sugar Japanese Korizato (Rock Candy)
Hops Whole Flower Cones – Various Varieties
Yeast House Scottish Ale Strain

Bryan's Brewing Notes

One key attribute of many Belgian Ales is strength without heaviness. This often is achieved by substituting a significant portion of the grain mash bill with sugar added to the kettle boil. The sugar is fully fermentable by yeast and adds alcohol strength without contributing anything in the way of residual body. The finished beer is thus strong yet crisp and dry. In the brewing of Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale, we replace 20% of the mash bill with Japanese rock candy sugar in the kettle. We then add additional candy sugar along with krausen beer at packaging to kick-start a secondary fermentation which produces a finishing natural carbonation and sparkling effervescence.

Our inspiration for Bureiko Jikan Strong Golden Ale is the classic Belgian Ale Duvel, one of the most wickedly delicious beers I have ever (over) enjoyed!


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