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.