Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock by Fuji Kanko Heights

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is a summer edition beer from Fuji Kanko Heights with an abv of 7.3%. Take a regular weizenbock recipe and add some flame dried malts to end up with this rauch, or smoked, beer. Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is available in both bottled and on draft form.

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock

A smoked weizenbock…think about it for a moment. Madness or genius?

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock Aroma and Taste

I still couldn’t get my head around the idea of a smoked weizenbock even when I read the bottle and did some thorough “research” about it. Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is made using flame-dried malts rather than floor malted or dried in a giant tumble dryer machine. I’ve had the Fujizakura Heights Rauch and quite enjoyed it’s beefy / meaty taste though it was a tad peculiar for my liking.

With Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock, Fuji Kanko Heights have brewed an incredibly complex, yet fun beer. How can a beer be fun I hear you ask? Well for starters, it poured out a dark brown colour with a white head? The last rauch I had was brown all the way through. Go in for the smell, and the pungent meaty smell, this time more of roasted bacon hits you. Followed up with the weirdest smell of bananas. All rather peculiar in fact.

But none of that compares to the taste of Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock. Bacon, with some mixed fruits of bananas and plums that ended up tasting like a joint of gammon liberally doused with some fruit sauce. I said it was fun, didn’t I? Add some cloves to it as well and you have a rauch weizenbock. The flavour was a bit too full on throughout drinking and one bottle was enough for me. Definitely enough.

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock One Line Review

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock is a peculiar interesting beer but isn’t as good as either the Fujizakura Heights Rauch or the Fujizakura Heights Weizenbock.

Where to Buy Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock

Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock can be bought online at the following places:

I got my bottle from Craft Beer Izuya in Ebaramachi though.

 

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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