Kyoto White Yuzu | Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Kyoto White YuzuKyoto White Yuzu

Brewed by:
Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LiquidAmber on 02-22-2017

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of BerryKumquat
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, hazy yellow body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Pilsner malt, yuzu, a note of wheat, mild belgian yeast.

Feel : Medium-Light body, medium carbonatio, dry finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

interesting stuff here, yuzu seems to be a rather popular ingredient in some japanese craft beer, i feel like i have seen an uncanny amount of it. this is a neat one though, a wit type, with an interesting and aromatic yeast strain, an orange and lemon citrus brightness, and a ton of carbonation. hazy and even a little drab and murky from the bottle, some sediment visible, but a very active white head and tons of bubbles. aroma is fresh and zesty from the yuzu, a little bitter and a little acidic too, but balanced well by the earthy wheat and what sweetness is here from it. there are notes of coriander seeds, white peppercorns, and something oddly herbal, not dill, maybe cardamom, its distinct, neither of those, but similar in ways. flavor has a lot of wheat to it, and this beer has a lot of body from it, i am thankful for the high carbonation, this wouldnt be as drinkable without it. the yuzu flavor is nice, peppercorn again for sure, esters from the yeast, a tea-like bitterness, and some sweetness to. interesting flavor, pretty dramatic really, but good, best when ice cold, i didnt love the way it warmed up. overall a bit of a head scratcher, but an enjoyable bottle of beer, yuzu in a cool context.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is a hazy golden yellow, with a finger white head. Aromas consist of wheat and citrus. Flavors are typical of a witbier, but there is also a slightly acidic and delicate (not in a bad way) yuzu flavor. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of SBPooker
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty light. Drops off fast.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Subtlety without a particularly good yeast is, I imagine, hard to achieve in a wit.
Kizakura's wit comes very close to that subtlety (and I can't imagine how a sake brewer isolated a Belgian yeast.)

While of average Looks, the Smells improve giving me malt and lemon. For Taste, I get as much coriander (or some substitute) as I get hops. The Wheat gives a very smooth finish... but it does seem thin.

OA: Kyoto White does its job. Refreshing on a warm day (in Hawaii) and it helped boost some average Japanese sides into a good lunch. If every ale could do that, the world would be a better place.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robato11
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine, two finger off white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pale malt, lemon, light orange, light molasses or corn syrup; more like a light lager than a wheat beer, but pleasant. Flavor is light pale malt, light wheat and lemon (yuzu?), with the same pale molasses or syrup note from the aroma. Flavor drops off rapidly into a watery malt and faint lemon and clove finish. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. An odd take on a witbier; pleasant enough initial flavors, but quickly tastes somewhat watered down. Relates to a witbier in the same way an adjunct lager to a traditional lager; pleasant flavors, but attenuated and quite mild. The finish is underwhelming. Pleasant enough but slight.

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Kyoto White Yuzu from Kizakura Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 11 ratings