Japanese Name: ヤッホー・ブルーイング 僕ビール、君ビール。
Brewer: YO-HO Brewing
Release: Oct. 2014
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: ￥278 @Lawson
For the past year I’ve seen this beer posted by my friends in Tokyo and Kansai over and over, but it was only last week that I saw Boku Biru, Kimi Biru (For You & Me Beer [sic]) on the shelves of my local Lawson. Boku Biru, Kimi Biru is a saison style beer made with barley malt, wheat malt, and hops.
This beer pours an opaque straw color in the glass, it’s somewhat cloudy compared to the usual Japanese beer. Its nose is very fruity with bitter undertones. The flavor is on the lighter side, quite citrusy even bordering on sour. Going through the glass, the flavors do mellow out, leaving a decent amount of bitterness on the palate.
Starting out, I wasn’t sure about the flavors of Boku Biru, Kimi Biru. I found the bitterness and sourness quite off-putting. However, as I come to the end of this glass, the flavors have mellowed and this beer has grown on me. Although the front end’s flavors have pretty much disappeared, the finish is quite nice. It has a decent amount of bitterness and the slight hint of grapefruit is delicious. Hopefully, you’ll find a can at a Lawson near you.