Our take on Belgian ales. Belgian ales often use coriander seeds and orange peel to as back spicing to off-set the maltiness of their beers, but we replaced the coriander seeds with sansho peppers to give the beer a unique zing.
Kyokai #7 sake yeast gives the beer fruitiness while allowing the maltiness to shine in this dark but refreshing ale.
Sansho (zanthoxylum piperitum) is a Japanese pepper closely related to Sichuan pepper, and offers a lemony aroma with earthy spiciness and that tongue-numbing effect. At first you get that warm malty, bready taste of brown ale, but the finish is strangely addicting and refreshing with subtle citrus and unique spiciness coming from the sansho pepper.