Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen is a 5% hefeweizen / wheat beer from Yonezawa Jacks Brewery, based in Yonezawa, in Yamagata. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles, though we have yet to come across it on tap. Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen is brewed, as the name suggests, using locally source La France pears with approximately 40 kgs being used per batch of beer.
- Alcohol : 5%
- Style : Hefeweizen
- Hops : Hallertau Blanc
- IBU : N/A
- Availability : Seasonal
- On Sale : From 2018
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : 935 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Light wheat aroma with some faint pear aroma.
- Notable Tastes : Wheaty with a dry body. Subtle pear flavour.
Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen : Aroma & Taste
Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen poured out a hazy golden yellow colour – and I really wasn’t trying to get that much head on this beer but it was really lively. So lively in fact that it took about 5 minutes of pouring, waiting, pouring, waiting, and then some more waiting to be able to get a mouthful of beer that didn’t come with a ton of froth as well. The aroma from Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen was mostly of a light wheat one, with just a faint hint of pear as the beer warmed up. There wasn’t any noticeable hop aroma to the beer though.
The body to Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen was of a typical hefeweizen – sticky with a strong wheat flavour but that’s where the similarity in flavour ended. The body was a tad on the dry side, in spite of the stickiness, and the pear flavour, which I was hoping to be quite strong, didn’t really shine through or offer up anything really to detract away from the wheat.
Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen : The Bottom Line
At 935 yen a bottle, I want something amazing – Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen is anything but. Give it a miss unless you’re trying to find a beer to tick.
Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen : Where To Buy
Yonezawa Jacks La France Weizen can be bought online at the following places: