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Tokyo - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 07-11-2012)
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Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Found this on a shelf and forgot to try it when it first came out. Past its 2013 best by date but its a Belgian so that shouldn't matter much if its only two years old.

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty and fruity Belgian aroma with big hints of dried fruit and caramel malt. Belgian yeast with some funk and hints of clove, coriander, and pepper. Wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, grains, caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Also some good hints of leather and bubblegum. Big mix of fruit esters with hints of banana, pear, apple, orange, lemon, and grapes. Also some dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and plum. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. Also some subtle hints of earthy hops. A very good aroma that kind of reminds me of a Dubbel.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and fairly sweet Belgian taste with big notes of dried fruits and sweet malt. Belgian yeast with some good notes of funk, clove, coriander, and pepper. Bready wheat and pale malt with notes of caramel, grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, and leather. Sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar and bubblegum. Fruit esters with some notes of banana, orange, lemon, apple, pear, and grapes. Dark fruit undertones with some notes of fig, raisin, and plum. Subtle earthy hop presence. A very good Belgian taste that is kind of like a cross between a Witbier and darker Belgian style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, spicy, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: Another great Witbier from St. Bernardus. Good wheat and yeast notes with a nice presence of darker caramel notes. Very good with some age. Glad I found this before it vanished.

MattyG85, May 23, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange body with thick clouds, white head. I briefly saw tiny bubbles on the pour, bit they are gone now.

S: Somewhat faint, some citrus fruits and breadiness. Not much spice that's usual for this style, if any.

T: Disappointingly watery, but nice! Light, clean grains with touches of the fruits smelled. A somewhat harsh minerality is present as well, somehow not off-putting. Caramel aftertaste.

M: Crisp acidity, very effervescent, yet somehow soft.

O: It's OK. A new and commendable direction for the style, and one of the few with an ABV higher than 5%, but overall I'm not too choked up it was a one-time batch.

1000lbgrizzly, Nov 30, 2013
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Tokyo from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
91 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.