Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale by Far Yeast Brewing Company

Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale

Far Yeast Session Belgian Ale is a 4.5% Belgian witbier from Far Yeast Brewing Company that is part of their limited edition range of beers. While it is a Belgian ale, rather than using orange and coriander, which are usually used in the brewing process of a witbier, Far Yeast Beer Company have decided to use yuzu and sansho, or Japanese …

Minoh Yuzu Wheat by Minoh Beer

Minoh Yuzu Wheat

Minoh Yuzu White is a 5% witbier from Minoh Beer that is also a winter seasonal beer. It was first brewed in 2009 and has been part of their seasonal range ever since. Minoh is famous for yuzu, and from November onwards, yuzu can be seen everywhere. Minoh Beer haven’t stated how much yuzu is used in the making of Minoh …

Kobushi Hana Belgium White by Hanyu Brewery

Kobushi Hana Belgium White

Kobushi Hana Belgium White, by Hanyu Brewery (not Hangover Brewery, as my spell-checker is determined to keep correcting it to) is a 5% witbier that is sometimes also sold under the name of Kobushi Hana White Ale. It’s a top fermented style beer with an IBU of 18. To circumvent the Beer license law in Japan, Hanyu Brewery use orange and …

Yokohama Belgian Wheat by Yokohama Beer

Yokohama Belgian Wheat

Yokohama Belgian Wheat is a tie up between Yokohama Beer and also Sogo Department store, located around the area of JR Yokohama station. It was first brewed in 2015 to celebrate 30 years of the Sogo Department store, once the largest department store in the world. Yokohama Beer already brew a weizen under a German influence so it’s a new beer in …

Shonan Beer Oiso Kotatsu Mikan Belgian White by Kumazawa Brewing

Shonan Beer Oiso Kotatsu Mikan Belgian White

Shonan Beer Oiso Kotatsu Mikan Belgian White is a seasonal beer from Kumazawa Brewing that packs local oranges into a small refined substance of 5% Belgian witbier. It’s one of those beers from Kumazawa Brewing that is not available at all of their bars, but some of their bars and it’s unknown whether that will change. I had it on my trip to …

Ginga Kogen Shiro Beer by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Shiro Beer

Ginga Kogen Shiro Beer, or Ginga Kogen Precious White Beer, is the lesser-spotted sibling in Ginga Kogen Beer’s range . It’s so hard to find that I’ve only ever seen it once in a store about three or four years ago. What it is though is a 4.5% seasonal Belgian witbier that comes out annually around the beginning of spring, usually around the …

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen

Shiga Kogen Fake Weizen is a blink-and-miss-it limited edition release from Tamamura Honten. Why is it called a “fake weizen”? Well, the beer uses saison yeast rather than regular wheat yeast though it is brewed to a traditional German weizen recipe. It has an abv of 5.5% and was first released on 28th April 2015. Hopefully, it’s an annual release …

Atsugi White Ale by Atsugi Beer

Atsugi White Ale

Atsugi White Ale is a Belgian White or witbier from Atsugi Beer, Kanagawa and is a mild 4%, designed for session drinking. Moreover, Atusgi Beer recommends that this beer is chilled to below 10ºc for best drinking. Besides that, there is not much other information out there on this beer. Atsugi White Ale Aroma and Taste After I realised that this …

Baird Shikoku Wit by Baird Beer

Baird Shikoku Wit

Baird Shikoku Wit is a Belgian witbier and also not a funny beer, ba-doom-tish. It is brewed with wheat grown in Kagawa prefecture, in Shikoku, an island between Kyushu and Honshu. However, the biggest difference between the traditional Belgian witbier, such as Hitachino Nest White Ale, and this one is that no spices or fruits are added at all. Baird …

Konishi Howaka by Konishi Brewing

Konishi Howaka

Konishi Howaka is a funny beer. Not one that will make you laugh but another Japanese take on a foreign classic, this time being a Belgian witbier with Japanese rice added to it. Yamadanishiki rice is added to the mash and is also lower in alcohol content than regular beers, packing in a massive 3.0%, so people who aren’t tolerant to …