Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Watou, Belgium


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A unique, single batch created for the opening of the St Bernardus pub in Tokyo. Intensely cloudy, unspiced wheat ale brewed with the use of malted wheat. The specific yeast strain of St Bernardus and the Golden and Magnum hops from our own hop fields.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Tap at PP OB, tulip. Murky dark straw with a one finger white head, creamy with pretty good retention. Flavor mainly tastes like a German hefe, fruity bananas and some clove spiciness pretty apparent. Maybe a little coriander, but maybe I convinced myself of that. Still has the old wet wheat character I get from wheat beers brewed overseas. Wheaty finish, semi-dry, scant bitterness. Never got sweet at all, but perceived from the fruity esters. Aroma was much the same, but more banana and less spicy. Low to moderate smooth carbonation, medium body. Doesnít seem much like a wit to me, but still good. 7-4-7-4-15--3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, fruitiness, some floral notes and wheat. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some wheat, some herbs and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. Almost clear in the glass, golden in color and with a small, dense, white head. The aroma is quite sweetish and sugary, fruity and with some toffee-ish hints. Itís quite nicely carbonated, full to medium bodied and semi-dry. Fruity and malty flavor with banana hints, a generic fruityness, toffee, honey, flowery notes and some bitterness. Lasting finish with fruityness, some white sugar and toffee notes. Quite nice and tasteful this one, although a bit sweetish. 150328

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast and hint of banana and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and yeasty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3954) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2015
750 ml right now and also had on draft back when it was released. (Forgotten about bottle in my cellar) The bottle obviously doesnít fair as well. Cloudy gold with lots of bubbly carbonation. Aroma shows me moderate Belgian yeast with a zesty character, light floral ness, with light clove. The flavor has dried flowers with a strong chewy yeast presence. Grain and pepper round out the flavor. It clearly has some oxidation in the flavor and I really didnít intend to hold it this amount of time. That said, still rather drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at first S&G tasting of the new semester. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: grains, fruity. TASTE: grains, fruity. Allround decent beer, happy to have drunk this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1145) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
May 3rd, 2013 - The Tokyo Watou combines all of my favorite things - Japan and Belgian brews. The bottle and label make excellent shelf decor, but the beer itself is a bit of a let down. Like the regular pure-Belgian Watou, the body is hazy and straw gold, with a thick, white corky top. The aroma is hard to pry from the surface, but the taste is light and sweet. The semi-fruity flavor of yeast blends with the rich base of cracked wheat is good, true, but not deep or complex. In that sense, it is a let down, but only because by design it combines so many of my favorite things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Different hips than the Blanche, but very much still a wit beer. Orange and. Oriander present as a soft citrus aroma and flavor. Nice hopping for the style and a light refreshing palate."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared with evanlarkin, nice drinking with you! Nice funky barnyard aroma. Taste is peppery and funky. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Ik drink al niet heel graag witbieren, er zijn er goede bij, maar dit is er niet bij. Ik vond het niet zo goed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mjik83 (775) - - AUG 6, 2014
75cl fles via Être Gourmet Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: Goudoranje met grote witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: perzik, fruitig, zoetig Conclusie: zeer speciaal voor de Japanse markt, lekker fruitig blond bier. Toppertje ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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