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Kizakura / Kyoto Bakushu Blue Nile


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

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Refreshingly wheaty, bit fruity, touch of cream. Something herby. Alright

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (515) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6199) - 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.

3
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tim Webb (229) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19324) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6322) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (1987) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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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