November 15th is the opening day of Beaujolais Nouveau, but there are some unusual beers that will be on sale from that very day. The name is " wheat wine ". It's a genuine beer with the name wine! Sankt Gallen will release the barley wine " el Diablo 2012 " made from barley malt and the wheat wine " Un angel 2012 " made from wheat malt. 2 types.
Wheat wine is a beer that has the same high alcohol content as wine and is aged for a long time like wine. It is said to be one of the finest beers that originated in England in the 19th century. The raw materials for both barley and wheat are the same malt, hops, water, and brewer's yeast as normal beer. It is used in huge amounts, the alcohol is raised to the utmost limit, and it is completed after a aging period of 6 times or more than usual. It seems that few manufacturers make it in Japan because the cost to complete it is not ordinary. Hmm ...
Sankt Gallen's wheat wine uses 2.5 times more malt than usual. Furthermore, because it uses only the high-concentration part of wort, it is characterized by a very rich and honey-like texture. In particular, wheat, which is the main ingredient of wheat wine, has more protein than barley, so the viscosity of the liquid becomes stronger and it feels more (thick).
The hops that are the basis of the bitterness and aroma of beer are 2.7 times that of wheat wine. Barley wine uses more than 6 times the amount. For this reason, barley wine in particular has a richness that is incomparable to ordinary beer, as well as a gorgeous aroma and a heavy bitterness. Since it takes 6 times the normal aging period at the time of shipment, it feels like brandy even if you drink it immediately, but by aging it for 1 or 2 years after purchase, you can taste the aroma. It is said that the brandy will be surprisingly deeper and more complex. So that's it.
The price is 1,050 yen per bottle (300 ml). It's quite expensive, but the more you know, the more you want to drink! It is a beer that makes you think. It has a thick texture and a mature feeling reminiscent of brandy ..... you can't be bothered! It's said that each 6,000 will be on sale for a limited time, so don't miss it.