by Brouwerij St Bernardus

St Bernardus Tokyo was a beer originally brewed to celebrate the opening of the first St Bernardus-themed bar in Tokyo back in 2012.  It was a one-off creation, which was revived in 2020 (albeit with a bit of a change in recipe.)  I've kept this beer to celebrate the Olympics in Tokyo this month!

Tokyo is an unfiltered and unpasteurised  Belgian white ale made using a good amount of wheat malt and finished with St Bernardus house yeast.

It pours quite a cloudy golden colour, with an aroma of citrus, probably more lemon than anything else.  The wheat malt gives a bready note and there is an herbal note as well.

The beer is light, and quite well carbonated.  The body seems quite light really, crisp and a little fruity.  There is the faintest spicy acidity which gives the impression of a little sourness in the finish.  It is probably the reason this beer is said to fill the space between a traditional Belgian witbier and a saison.

 

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Country
Belgium
Alcohol
6.0%
Style
Witbier
Size
330ml

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