Ginmai White by Tainai Kogen Beer

Ginmai White 吟米ホワイト

Ginmai White is a 5% Belgian witbier from Tainai Kogen Beer, based in Tainai city, in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their Ginmai Beer line up that uses locally sourced koshihikari rice from the Niigata area, which is also the same kind used by the sake manufacturers in Niigata. Ginmai White Aroma and Taste DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREEN! That …

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale by Nichinan Beer

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale 日南麦酒ベルジャンホワイト

Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is 5% Belgian wit from Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in bottles though we’re yet to see it on tap at the time of writing. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale is brewed using locally sourced yuzu and also imported coriander. Nichinan Belgian Wheat Ale Aroma and …

Echigo Always A White by Echigo Beer

Echigo Always A White エチゴオールウェイズアホワイト

Echigo Always A White is a 5% wit from Echigo Beer, based in Niigata, Japan. It first came on sale in June 2018 and can be found in cans only at the time of writing. Not much is known about it – it’s so new that there is nothing on the Echigo Beer website about it. The only thing I …

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale by Nichinan Brewery

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale 日南麦酒 ベルジャンホワイト

Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale is a 5.5% witbier from Nichinan Brewery, based in Miyazaki, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles in Miyazaki. Nichinan Beer Belgian Wheat Ale is brewed using rock sugar, marmalade (a first for me on BeerTengoku), coriander, and orange peel. A real eclectic mix of adjuncts going …

Kobushi Hana Belgian White by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Belgian White こぶしはなベルギー・ホワイト

Kobushi Hana Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Kobushi Hana, based in Saitama, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap from Autumn onwards. Kobushi Hana Belgian White is also Kobushi Hana’s winningest beer, having taken more than five awards across Asia. Like most witbiers, it is brewed using coriander and …

Iwami Belgian White by Iwami Bakushu

Iwami Belgian White 石見ベルジャンホワイト

Iwami Belgian White is a 5% witbier from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beers, and can be found in bottles. Iwami Belgian White is brewed using locally sourced sansho pepper and lemons from the Hiroshima area. On top of this, it also contains rice kouji (the stuff used to make sake …

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by Yokohama Bay Brewing Company 

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey ベイブルーイングウィークエンドジャーニー

Bay Brewing Weekend Journey by 5% witbier from Yokohama Bay Brewing Company, based in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of a limited edition range, though it does have its own site so it’s unknown how limited Bay Brewing Weekend Journey is. Brewing Weekend Journey is inspired by the ability to spend a weekend in Yokohama and Kamakura, though with the crowds, a day is …

Johana Kinu no Kahori by Johana Beer 

Johana Kinu no Kahori

Johana Kinu no Kahori, also known as Johana Kinu no Kaori, is a 6% witbier from Johana Beer, based in Toyama, Japan. It was supposedly pulled from their line up but seems to have come back into their bottled and draft lineup as part of their spring seasonal lineup. Johana Kinu no Kahori is brewed with two adjuncts: one not so unusual …

Ise Kadoya Hime White by Ise Kadoya Beer

Ise Kadoya Hime White

Ise Kadoya Hime White is a 5% witbier from Ise Kadoya Beer, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal range and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Ise Kadoya Hime White is brewed with the traditional adjunct of coriander; however, unlike other witbiers, Ise Kadoya Hime White contains yuzu peel, also known as Japanese citron, in …

Umenishiki Blanche by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Blanche 梅錦ブロンシュ

Umenishiki Blanche is a 5% witbier from Umenishiki Yamakawa, based in Ehime. It’s brewed using domestically sourced wheat and barley malt and contains iyokan, which is a Japanese citrus fruit similar to mandarin oranges and the second most produced citrus fruit in Japan. Umenishiki Blanche is part of the all-year round range of beers and can be found in both bottles and …