Sanuki Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen style beer from Kagawa Brewery, based in Shikoku. It’s available in both bottles and cans, though the labels vary greatly so make sure you know what you are getting yourself in for when you buy the canned version. The kuukai, or 空海 label, was introduced in 2006 as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Kagawa Brewery.
Sanuki Weizen Aroma and Taste
After much deciphering of the label, and discovering it was a wheat beer, Sanuki Weizen poured out a hazy golden colour without much head – strange for a hefeweizen. Neither was there much life in the body of the beer either as I noticed very little carbonation, hence the close up of the beer above. Sanuki Weizen had had any aroma too, with the faintest hints of banana and a bubblegum sweetness that couldn’t quite be pinned down to any particular flavour.
The taste though resemble something akin to a wheaty cream soda, not really a welcome flavour at all. Sanuki Weizen’s aroma sweetness also appeared in the body and left some kind of chemically aftertaste which couldn’t be washed away. The aftertaste was a mash-up of some faint wheat along with the aforementioned chemically aftertaste that was really not welcome in the slightest.
Sanuki Weizen One Line Review
Where to Buy Sanuki Weizen
Sanuki Weizen can be bought from the following places online:
I’ve also seen it for sale at Le Collier in Tokyo Station on a recent visit up there.