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Tokyo - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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90
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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 07-11-2012)
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-17-2012 20:19:40 | More by BartMcStout
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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-13-2012 15:23:52 | More by mrandypandy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking hazy yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The head had a good retention and a pretty nice lacing too. The smell of the beer had some subtle floral and spicy notes. The taste had a nice balance of the wheat and the hops with some bready yeast in there too as well as a very subtle amount of spice too. The mouthfeel of the beer was light, it was very smooth and very well carbonated. Overall it's a fairly refreshing beer, I would probably drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 04:40:53 | More by Knapp85
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WynnO

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a medium-sized snifter.

While its looks are normal overall there is a mild yellow hue that isn't so pleasing. This isn’t enough to push me away though.

I found the aroma dazzling to my nose. Being no expert here, coriander was most dominant to my schnauze, but there was much more. It reminded me of a fresh Fantome Saison. OK, call me over the top here, but seriously, I found myself deeply inhaling this beer’s aroma before every sip.

The taste? This is a light wit. It does come in at 6%, but to my palette the taste, although nice and balanced, is weak when compared to the other St. Bernardus beers. It's more silky than its counterpart, the Witbier.

This beer is a bit light for my palette, but one must keep in mind that St. Bernardus Tokyo was created to woo beer drinkers in the Far East. One must tread lightly--people who have consumed garbage beer for decades must be converted slowly.

I would certainly try this again and be proud to have it in my collection to share with my pals. Way to go St. Bernardus.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 04:49:32 | More by WynnO
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Milltown. Light yellow body--cloudy for sure. Tight white head. Not much to say, but it looks like a Witbier. It smells like a Wit, only different. Theres everything you want in a Wit (Orange peel and yeast esters), but theres more. Hints of bubblegum and banana from the yeast are different from traditional, but not enough to put it as a Hefe. its complex, from the yeast alone. malt backbone is light, allowing the yeast to shine.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 01:36:34 | More by VncentLIFE
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a murky dark yellow with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same along with some apple cider and apple juice flavors. There is a a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink and quite tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 03:23:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head drips down quickly and leaves light traces of lace on the glass.

S - A spicy aroma of wheat and coriander with some floral hop notes.

T - Spicy wheat up front with some sweet malt character. Pepper, lemon, and coriander in the middle. A finish with a complex, spicy profile of chamomile, coriander, pepper, and floral hop flavors.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - A better than average wit beer, the spice character is present, but subdued enough to allow the malt and hops to show through. This makes for a balanced and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 06:18:49 | More by nickfl
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
Brewed Feb. 13/12
A- This beer has a hazy deep yellow body with a cobweb head that fades away but is supported by a sea of micro carbonation.

S- The delicate aroma of fresh rain ester and wheat dough has some classic dried citrus hints blended in the finish.

T- The slightly sweet club soda and soft wheat bread flavor has some nice citrus hints that turn more apricot in the aftertaste.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz that complements the finish taste of the beer

O- This beer is delicate with nice wit flavors of wheat, esters and citrus, making it a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 16:39:51 | More by rhoadsrage
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice (proper!). Poured yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, earth, fruit, bread, banana, and subtle bubblegum. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, spice, wheat, earth, bread, and bubblegum. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really enjoyed the drinkability of this brew due to it being light in flavor and light on the palate. It was rather refreshing and the hint of bubblegum on the followthrough was very interesting and inviting for each additional sip. I have yet to have anything bad by this brewery and based on past experiences, I doubt I ever will.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 11:59:48 | More by thagr81us
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-21-2012 01:05:23 | More by liquorpig
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 21:44:14 | More by VeganUndead
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-15-2012 23:54:38 | More by mdillon86
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JRBecks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-27-2012 21:38:53 | More by JRBecks
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2012 09:36:55 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2013 02:43:36 | More by BostonHops
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-29-2012 03:23:09 | More by SocalKicks
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-13-2012 10:56:25 | More by bigred89
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-25-2012 22:35:19 | More by kaelingirl
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2012 02:35:52 | More by mrebeka
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Liverpool08

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-16-2012 21:57:31 | More by Liverpool08
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-10-2012 23:22:09 | More by darcange
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 09:10:14 | More by zestar
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-30-2014 21:05:01 | More by HamGlade10
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-03-2013 22:32:26 | More by uturn
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-13-2012 04:16:47 | More by strongaf
Tokyo from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
90 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.