Yu Zuper Nice
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Japanese Rice Lager
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 6.04%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Notes: A super nice rice lager brewed with a touch of yuzu and lightly dry-hopped with Loral.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
Photo of VoodooBear
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Harmony glass.

Appearance: The bubbly, half finger head goes away quickly and leaves behind some lacing in small patches and spots. It's a crystal clear, pale yellow color.

Smell: It's mostly a sweet grainy smell at first and then some dank citrus fruit notes show up and take over.

Taste: It's very well balanced between the tart, fruity lemon and lime notes from the yuzu and a soft grain/rice sweetness.

Mouthfeel: It's light bodied, crisp and refreshing with medium carbonation.

Overall: Despite the lightness and lack of complexity it still has some interesting flavors and scents that make it stand out. Overall a very good and refreshing beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Willi Becher glass, this beer pours out an extremely pale straw color. It forms an active, but well packed, one finger width, white crown. Extremely clear; perfectly so. (Especially for mentioning of dry hopping)

The nose brings a tart touch of fruit to it while being backed by a slight dry grain. Apple skins and pear present. Nice pronunciation for a lager, not underwhelming.

The taste comes in much more grainy than the nose. The dry grains fade into a balanced presence of the fruit mentioned before, yuzu, apple and pears. A pretty beautiful, floral hop presence that interacts perfect with the fruit.

Dry on the mouthfeel with a crisp finish. It’s what I expect in a lager.

Overall, I thought Westbrook handled this well and enjoyed it for my first Japanese rice lager!

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Yu Zuper Nice from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 8 ratings