Umenishiki Weizen by Umenishiki Yamakawa

Umenishiki Weizen is a 5.5% German kristallweizen from Umenishiki Yamakawa based in Ehime. It’s brewed with locally sourced wheat and barley malt from Ehime prefecture and contains at least 70% malt according to their product page but it isn’t happoshu though. A strange one there but it’s a popular beer that is starting to make inroads into supermarkets and stores across Japan. …

Echigo Weizen by Echigo Beer

Echigo Weizen

Echigo Weizen is a kristalweizen, or a weizen beer that has been filtered (unlike a hefeweizen), from Echigo Beer, Niigata. It has an abv of 5% and is based on a traditional recipe from Bavaria, Germany and uses German yeast in the recipe. Echigo Weizen is not the same as the Echigo White Ale Weizen so be careful there. Echigo Weizen …

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Helios Weizen by Helios Brewery

helios weizen

Helios Weizen is brewed based on a German kristalweizen recipe which means, in English, it’s a clear wheat beer. It’s also called Blue Sky And Sea Beer due to the kanji on the can but pretty much no one in Japan calls it that. Helios Weizen is one of Helios’ main lineup and can be easily found across Okinawa. Helios Weizen Aroma …