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Ezo Soba Beer


Ezo Beer
Brewed at Rogue Ales
Sapporo, Japan
Style: Specialty Grain | Ratings: 0 | Alcohol: 3%
Buckwheat (better known as soba) is not a type of wheat but a member of the rhubarb family (a fruit, not a grain!). Buckwheat has been a longtime staple of Japanese cuisine because of its nutritional value. Buckwheat is high in potassium, phosphorous, vitamin B (50 percent more than wheat) and protein, and its virtually fat-free. The fruits of buckwheat are like small beechnuts, which are milled to separate the edible groats from the dark brown hulls. The groats are then roasted and used more or less like a grain (a good example is Kasha). Rogue’s Buckwheat Ale is brewed with Roasted Buckwheat, Pale malt, Munich Malt, 13-17 Carastan Malt, and Crystal Hops. The flavor is unique, with a toasty-nutty sensation, medium body and good hop bitterness. Measurements: 12 degrees Plato, IBU 34, Apparent Attenuation 75, Lovibond 14 degrees.

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