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Kizakura / Kyoto Bakushu Blue Nile

Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Witbier
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
We have used barley malt and Durem wheat, which was cultivated in Egypt from around 1000 B.C.E., plus Japanese yuzu and coriander, a spice which originated in the Mediterranean but is now known all over the world, to create Blue Nile. Please enjoy the fragrance and flavor of a beer made from the three civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean, and Japan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15276) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
Cloudy, pale. Lots of coriander and it smells quite sweet. Thick head. Balanced sweet/fruity wit with a lot of coriander and a big bright orangey character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3523) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Refreshingly wheaty, bit fruity, touch of cream. Something herby. Alright

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (614) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at Kyoto Ji-beer Festa. Poured a beautiful pale yellow, with a fairy-floss creamy white head. Fruity nose, some spice, citrus and coriander. Quite refreshing, though the sharpish aftertaste was a bit of a letdown. Not far off a decent Belgian witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 It poured a cloudy golden white but the flavor is like a bitter beer. After reading the commercial description I can totally pick up on the yuzu & coriander. I guess the yuzu gives it that zest & it seems refreshing. It is interesting but I think it probably doesn’t resemble what they drank in ancient Egypt... worth a try though, decent. ----May 2014 Part of the 580 yen tasting set. On tap at Kizakura Kappa Country----- A pale cloudy straw gold with a lingering filmy white head. An enticing strong coriander & wheat aroma. Med-light body with a smooth soft mouthfeel. The taste is somewhat ascerbic, mouth-puckering, sweet, fruity, spiciness from the wheat plus lots of coriander. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle (rated in Apr 2008). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of gum, coriander, pear-orange juice. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
A beer brewed by "Egyptian archaeologists and plant geneticists" at Kyoto and Waseda Universities. Golden pour. -1 for the non-existent head, +1 for the fine suspended sediment. Aroma of passionfruit nectar, fruity hops, coriander, caramel and some heavy ginger. Dry, sweet and slightly sour palate. Unlike anything I’ve tried before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tim Webb (345) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
On draught at the brewpub. Pretty much like Hoegaarden in one of its previous incarnations. Obvious coriander in equally obvious wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, rich head. Citric coriander aroma. Mid-dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Light flavoured, yet very refreshing. Uncomplicated, but highly quaffable and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Fruity witbier aroma with spices and big citrus. Retrained fruitiness, with a good underlying dryness and a dry finish. Clean, crisp wheat malt flavor that is not at all cloying. Good stuff. Very refreshing. Probably the best of their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Hazy golden with a short lived white head. Wheat, bright fruits, light malts, yuzu, and spices. Full, smooth body. Coriander, wheat, light malts, and a refreshing fruit quality. Nothing amazing, but easy to drink and refreshing. Has a slightly sour finish.

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