Hop Nation / Yama Yuzu Mountain Lager 4% - 440ml Can
a style that doesn't get a lot of love from us craft beer enthusiasts.
But, as anyone who has visited the Lager Meccas of Bavaria and the Czech
Republic know, a well made lager is a truly beautiful thing. The name
comes from the German word 'lagern' meaning 'to store' and lagered beers
are brewed at a cooler temperature to other styles using bottom
fermenting yeast rather than the more common top fermenting varieties.
Japanese lager brewers had the excellent idea of incorporating rice in
their grain bill to make for a very light, refreshing and dry beer which
happens to make a lovely base for hop flavours. Yama is a beautifully
crisp beer with really solid bitterness and heaps of flavour and aroma
from the Citra hops as well as Yuzu. This Japanese citrus gives a zesty,
pithy bite to the beer in perfect compliment to the hops. It's a smooth
but full flavoured effervescent lager which pairs beautifully with food
and is rather more-ish. We'd have sent you a half dozen if there was
room in the box.
BREWERIES // Hop Nation
BEER // Yama
STYLE // Yuzu Rice Lager
ORIGIN // Melbourne
ABV // 4%
TEMPERATURE // Cold- around 7C
FOOD MATCH // Roast Salmon with Lemon. Fancy Macaroni Cheese. Coconut, Lime & Ginger Vegetable Curry. Berry Pavlova
VESSEL // Lager or Pilsner Glass