Suiyoubi No Neko
Yo-Ho Brewing Company

Suiyoubi No NekoSuiyoubi No Neko
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #224
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #36,823
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.11%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
120
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Yo-Ho Brewing Company
 
Japan
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Year-round
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Suiyoubi No NekoSuiyoubi No Neko
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Photo of Parmesan
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L:. Pours a clear straw yellow with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Lighter Belgian yeast, a note of sweet cereal malt, some pepper and coriander.

T:. Belgian yeast, pepper and coriander, some sweet cereal malt.

F:. Lighter body, smooth carbonation.

O:. A solid but lighter feeling wit beer.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear golden yellow with white frothy head. Beautiful notes of Belgium style spice (clove and banana) prepares the palate for this wonderful Japanese craft made Belgium style white ale.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden. Amazing clarity. Lots of coriander, some banana and clove notes. This was a fun one to try, interesting enough to give another shot sometime.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a finger of white head. Head retention is okay. Aroma is heavy yeast ester, rye and hop spice, and clove. It has a soft, spicy aroma between the large amounts of yeast and hops. Flavor profile is rye and clove, spicy and herbal hops with biscuit malts behind. all layered over heavy yeast esters. Mouth feel is fizzy to the point of aggressive, which keeps it from drinking smooth. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a fair witbier. Heavy carbonation drags it down a little, but otherwise a great beer for those seeking heavy yeast esters.

Served in a 8oz hotel glass from a 33cl can.

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Photo of Zorro
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cat beer from Japan. Have to try it.

Mostly clear yellow colored beer with a small white head. Expected paler and cloudier beer beer for the style.

Smells is much more to the style. Smells like Belgian Witbier, they used the correct yeast. Smells of powdery yeast and spicy. Coriander is of medium level for the style. Spicy on the nose with lots of Banana, Pepper and yeast bread.

Starts out spicy on the tongue. Mild cracker sweetness with coriander spice. Cardamom and pepper with a soft yeast after taste. Mild bitterness that is a little more than average. The taste is very accurate and traditional for the style.

Mouthfeel is good. Definitely not a light beer.

Overall very good especially considering where it came from. Just a guess there is a problem using wheat malt in Japan. They didn't fudge by using lots of spices. They used the correct yeast type and took the time to let it work.

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Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350 ml can with 5% ABV in Hakone, Japan.
The aroma of this pale yellow beer reflects spicy Belgian yeast with clove.
Flavor: moderately spicy with hints of yeast, banana bread, clove, wheat and baked white bread.
Feel: near medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I only bought this beer because it has a cute kitty on the can. Otherwise, I probably would have normally passed on paying $5 for a can of low-alcohol witbier. This witbier tastes more like a Hefeweizen to me.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

February 22nd, 2015 - The Wednesday Cat is quickly gaining ground in Tokyo's beer wars, scooting over the endless choices of yellow fizzy beer and establishing a toe hold for a nice, pleasant white beer. Perfect in Spring, and lovely in summer, this is a nice wheat brew with a beautiful can and a nice aroma. Slightly tangy, it smells decidedly like hefeweizen, and is lightly sweet in the flavor. Poised with balance, this could be a new favorite Japanese beer, and one with wider availability than I would have expected.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350ml Can from Lawson's Station, Kyoto (¥268):
Quite an average offering from Yo-Ho & definitely not the best I've tried from them, the beer was a lot light numerous other Japanese craft beers I've tried recently, basically it was quite weak & light. There was some pleasant banana & cloves flavours coming through alongside touches of citrus & wheat but it wasn't exactly what I'd been expecting & it seemed miles behind some of the better European versions of this style.

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Photo of BGDrock
2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Glimmering, bright, clear gold, and a sizzling head with little retention.
Tangerine, coriander, cinnamon aroma, and it's light.
Candy sugar sweetness, banana, oranges. Mild carbonation, medium to light body, a little cloying.
It's much too sugary for my liking, not much depth to it, no balance. You can skip it.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Belgian witbier from Yoho Brewing in Japan. Pours a crystal clear straw golden colour with a thick but transient head of froth. Aroma is mainly malty - bread, dough, and biscuit, but taste is light, somewhat sweet and has notes of spices (coriander?) and orange. Light-Medium bodied, somewhat thin mouthfeel with light and soft carbonation

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Photo of woodychandler
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I get so tired of that whole Hump Day blah-blah-blah. Bump the hump & take yer camel with ya! I have instituted Watermelon (Beer) Wednesday/Wit Wednesday/Watermelon Wit Wednesday in response. My mascot is a CANmel or in this case, a cat. Get on The CANQuest (tm) and make your week that much better!

From the CAN: "'Wednesday Cat' A Belgian-style White Ale made for Hump-Day. Fluffy and refreshing, this Belgian-style white ale has notes of Oranges and Spice from the Belgian yeast. Let this cat help you get through the rest of your week."

Wednesday Cat hissed at me on the Crack!, probably because I had shaken him a little beforehand. I turned him upside-down to CANduct an inverted Glug, and man, did he yowl! Once his CANtents were discharged, I had a finger-plus of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head with modest retention. Wednesday Cat had told it to take a nap. Color was a hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). I got orange and black pepper on the nose, along with a slight metallic twang. Hmmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not exactly watery, but not much beyond it. The taste was muted, even for the light style. It had a orange and banana flavor, more like a Hefeweizen than a Wit. Wednesday Cat sat licking its paws. Finish was in that twilight zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry. It just seemed awfully muted in total. The Cat & the CAN were better than its CANtents, sadly enough.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i believe this translates to "wednesday cat" or something like that, its a witbier style from japan, and its quite good. very delicate, refined, awesome stuff. i have seen their cans around a little bit, but this is the first i have seen on tap. its pretty in the glass, very pale and clear for the style, brightly carbonated, looks almost like a champagne. aroma and flavor line up pretty well, notes of lemon and slightly spicy belgian yeast, soft though, mellow but interesting, lemongrass, even like an apple mint or something herbal and floral like that. super dry though, its an odd mix of quick and complex, like, it didnt have enough time to develop fully before its off the tongue, gone on the swallow, really impressive, tantalizing almost, keeps me wanting more, and i end up drinking this way too fast. its refreshing and seems fancy to me somehow. im not sure i could drink enough of this beer to be satisfied, like, there might not be enough out there to quench my desire for more of it. this has me incredibly curious to try some of their other stuff! delicate and exciting for a simple wit type.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a traditional golden yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is faint smells of spice and . The flavor is full of wheat with an interesting sweet finish.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Hoegaarden glass. What a neat can and cool looking cat!

Slightly hazy, but a nice brass gold like color, and strong bright lemon when held to the light. Ample amounts of fine carbonation, to a fine bleach white head. Head manages soapy retention, and a Styrofoam bit of suds, but has a creamy top and some decent amount of staying power for a wit. Creamy top and fine puck, with a thick collar as it slowly settles.

Nice aroma. Sprtizy kind of clove and light phenols even going with a bit of lemon zest with it. Mild sensing sugars and a deep thick grain and chewy sense to go with it, just a touch of coriander sneaking out as well. Quite nice, very solid if a bit basic but nicely getting the job done.

Interesting palate. Soft with a good chewy and light body, excellent depth for transmitting the flavors. Soft grains and mild sensing fruit qualities of lemon zest and even a bit of peach. Aftertaste is soft and almost taffy like with mild sense of sweetness. Coriander flavor comes out nice and balanced not overbearing either.

A real nice solid witbier getting the job done well.

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Photo of spoony
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From an 11.8 oz an (a codes says 164715 on the can) into a tulip.

A-The beer is very pale and light yellow in color. The head is white and starts out at more than two fingers in height, but it fades quickly leaving no lace. A few lazy bubbles of carbonation float up in the liquid.

S-The aroma is a solidly Belgian-smelling mixture of spices like coriander and clove, some bread dough, banana, and a bit of orange peel. There is a little something odd here, as well, but I can't quite name it. Wheat maybe?

T-The taste is more citrusy, with a lot of orange coming through. Spices are still strong, and there is a Belgian yeast combo of bread dough, banana, and clove. It is not terribly "wheat-y" for a witbier, but there is a little wheat happening. It loses a few points because I also taste some cooked vegetable flavors in there.

M-The body is soft with a medium amount of carbonation. Drinkable and a good match of the style.

O-This is a tasty beer from an unexpected source. I really hit the spot on a late-July evening. I don't know that it matters but my can says 5% ABV, whereas this website says 4.5% ABV, but the beers are clearly the same. Anyway, a good beer from off my usual path.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 350mL can into a glass.
2.75/3/4.25/4/4
Very clear pale yellow with very little head. It smells very light with a bit of yeast and spice, à la witbier.
Really tasty and refreshing. A better Allagash White. Gentle spices, especially on the endtaste. Malty-robust with an emphasis on the wheat. Soft and lovely. Recommended!

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Photo of patre_tim
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear filtered, straw gold, little carbonation, 3 fingers of white head that fades fast.

Coriander, light Belgian yeasts with a sort of Unibroue smokiness. A sort of pear like fruitiness.

Coriander, Belgian yeasts, light smokiness, slight apple like acidity.

Medium light body, almost no carbonation.

Found in Chiang Mai, drank May 10th, 2015. Great can, bravo to Yo-Ho for nailing the style, but keeping it craft and unique.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: As far as cans go, this one is awesome. Love it. Actual beer-wise, not really what I was expecting from a Wit. Clear, pale yellow color with a thin bone white head.

S: Not really too much here. A little bit of summer melon, wheat a bit of barn floor and maybe just a hint of orange. Very, very faint though.

T: A touch of wheat, some smooth graininess, a bit of coriander and just a tickle of belgian yeast. Very clean throughout. Doesn't blow you away with anything, but it's a pretty solid wit.

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Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.8 oz. can. Has a whitish/yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of wheat, spices. Taste is wheat, citrus, light spices, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent and highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of lemon + straw yellow. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a small patch of mottled extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat and grainy malts with hints of banana. Very light notes of spices.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat and grainy malts with a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors spices/coriander and yeast with a hint of banana.

M: Light bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing though would probably be best enjoyed on a hot summer day. Kind of light in flavor, aroma, and body but worth trying.

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Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has some particulates floating near the bottom. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of lemons.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, but is a little lacking in aroma and flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can pour at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors for the style.

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Photo of shivtim
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The can was irresistibly adorable. I'm not sure I've ever said that about a beer before.

Poured it out into a pint. Hazy straw color. In fact, one of the most "straw colored" beers I've seen. Small foamy, soapy white head. The head sticks around for a bit.

Nose is great. Bready, yeasty goodness. Citrus rind and white peppercorn. Very true to style with some extra dough.

Taste is decent. Citrus and malt, a bit of cereal (corn?) and some hops on the end. Not bad, but nothing super-special.

Good mouthfeel. Full.

Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of hreb
2.78/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

350mL heavyweight aluminum can served in parallel sided glass. As previously reported, the can reports 5% alc./vol for this "Wednesday Cat". Beer pours pale golden yellow in color, just slightly hazey, with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh and lagery -- nice, but not all that much like a Witbier -- with just a very subtle hint of spice, perhaps lemon peel, perhaps clove. Flavor is much more up front with a lemonade like sweetness. It doesn't seem to be all that strongly carbonated, and the result is kind of thick and cloying on the tongue. I'm not a fan. It tastes more of adjunct than wheat.

Browsing the top BA beers for witbier shows there are a number of really great, widely available examples. Including Japan's own Hitachino Nest. I'd stay away from this one.

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Suiyoubi No Neko from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 120 ratings