Tokyo - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Pours a pretty golden color, slightly hazy with a foamy white head on top made up of lots of very fine bubbles. Great head retention lasting for the entire time it took to drink the beer. Pretty lacing streaking down the glass.
S: Light wheat and citrus, a bit of orange and orange zest. Underneath the citrus is some nice Belgian yeast and spice, a little bit of clove.
T: Lots of bright citrus upfront, more orange, similar to the aroma, as well as a bit of lemon zest. A great level of spice on the flavor profile, some clove, coriander, and a bit f white pepper.
M: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation, giving it a really nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking.
O: Surprise, a great beer from St. Bernardus!
01-11-2013 04:11:02 | More by mdaschaf
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
Bottle opened on 12.5.12
A - Pours a hazy medium to light orange with a two inch fizzy and foamy white head that fades slowly.
S - Light Belgian yeast, sweet spring fruit, pears and candy.
T - Light fruity, some sweetness, light Belgian touch, citrus.
D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.
O - Citrus, candy, Belgian and a nice finish. I was surpristed and really enjoyed this one.
12-24-2012 06:31:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.39/5 rDev +8.1%
Semi-hazey copper and brass color mix. Just shy of two fingers of head. OK bubbling. Great lacing, nice and sticky.
Some chalky dry yet Spring-likefruit aromas. Toasted sweet crackers and a little roase petal and grass aromas.
Dry, gypsum palate. Fruity, nicely toasted malt bill. Very well balanced hop, yeast, and malt flavors. Crisp and refreshing snap to this palate. The hops keep the malts in a place that makes them just the right amount of sweetness. This is one of the most flavorful session wits in my opinion. What an awesome beer!! Highly reccommended.
02-24-2013 22:25:15 | More by scruffwhor
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: golden hue with a good haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy white foam with good retention. On the darker side for a witbier, but still quite attractive.
Smell: sweet, wheaty aroma with a nice banana character and a little spiciness underneath. Quite enjoyable.
Taste: boy, the Belgians are still the best at this style. Rich, creamy, wheaty, sweet but not too sweet, banana-ey, just a little bit clovey, and richly bready and yeasty at the end. Really quite wonderful. One of the best witbiers I've had.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a massive carbonation and a huge mouth-filling creaminess. Delightful.
Overall: extremely tasty, drinkable and satisfying. As I said, a delightful beer.
12-13-2012 04:50:18 | More by flagmantho
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium golden amber. Healthy three finger white head with good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt and surprisingly, coriander or clove (the bottle says it is unspiced). Spicy. Flavor follows, quite sweet malt, wheat, Belgian yeast. Finishes with slight hops and sweet wheat. Nice flavors, and fits the expectations of a fine Belgian meeting a fine witbier. Flavor is slightly attenuated, probably due to the lower ABV than a typical Belgian ale. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A very interesting take on a wheat beer and hopefully this will be brewed again in the future.
09-30-2012 04:04:24 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
01-15-2013 11:59:48 | More by thagr81us
3.53/5 rDev -13.1%
A - Murky light copper, good almost white head, leaves to disk. Some spotty cling lace.
S - Belgian yeast and malt. Not much else.
T - Malt first, then Belgian yeast, blended with a mild grassiness.
M - Medium to light body, good body , good balance, good carb.
T - Good to try.
11-13-2012 02:38:25 | More by srandycarter
British Columbia (Canada)
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Thanks for sharing this one, DaftCaskBC!
Appearance. Pours a hazy honey colour with a little peach and 1.5 fingers of white, fluffy head.
Smell. Toasted wheat, some spicy hops, and fruity belgian yeast.
Taste. Fruity, funky Belgian yeast, toasty wheat, and a little grassy hops. Nice.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, smooth medium carbonation.
Overall. Haven't had a wheat beer like this before. Very nice.
09-03-2012 20:41:23 | More by Rutager
4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
Great Wit. Pours a hazy honey color/ light amber into a wine glass from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle. Looks great, nice color, big carbonated white head with good retention and some scattered lacing on the glass.
Smell is good, not blow you away good, but the wheat bitterness, cloves, coriander, lemon yeast are all there. The taste is the same but far more pronounced. Big flavor of wheat bitterness, spices and lemon zest This is just right and among the best witbiers I have tried.
Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. Very inviting. Overall an outstanding beer especially for summer time.
09-02-2012 20:01:52 | More by JayQue
Tokyo from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
90 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.