Brewed by Baeren
Style: German Hefeweizen
Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
There is a summer scene on the label.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yeeeeeeeees (5) - Shinjuku, Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2005 does not count
A lingering cobweb-like head sits atop a lovely misty, rouge colour. Potent aroma which has greater complexity than most Japanese weizens. Why? Because it doesn’t smell like a candy shop. Spicy banana scent reminiscent of cloves or coriander. The taste lives up to expectations. Effervescent tangy front, spicy mellow rear and an overall malty vanilla mouthfeel. Light, well-balanced and refreshing. Marvellous effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Aroma: dusty dry straw, banana, dried orange and orange peel, spice (coriander like) Flavor: Like the aroma, plus some tropical fruit-perhaps guava?, spice, bitter dried orange peel Comment: Very good. Best Baeren I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into an English tulip. Hazy golden color with big soapy white head. Big aromas of banana cream pie, clove and bubblegum. Taste is very well-balanced between spice and fruit. Some tropical fruit mixed with banana along with a fair amount of clove, cardamom and coriander. Really nice carbonation and mouthfeel. They’ve definitely eliminated the overt sweetness. This is fairly spicy with a nice lightly dry and peppery finish. Wonderfully refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is good, bananas, light spice, bit of tropical fruit, clove. Taste is good too, peach, bubblegum, creamy. Light tropical fruit at the end too. Quite different and surprisingly nice. Fairly light in the mouth, so easy drinking. I’ll look out for this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2015
Damn broke my Weizen glass... Sad but at least it’s a good looking deep cloudy gold with a dense head of foam. The nose is cloves and banana bread. Medium bodied it has a crackery, flatbread maltiness with spicy cloves and a tangy fruity finish. Very pleasurable. Let it warm up to squeeze some added complexity out of it. Bottle from the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Dark golden / brown, with orange. Very cloudy, tall foamy head. Fragrant aroma of banana, clove, all kinds of fruits. Slightly cake-like. Bit wheat malt flavor, like a banana cream cake. Sweet, just a bit cloying, but thick and rich. Could use a touch more balance, but generally good for a sweet-type weizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Looks nearly identical to the Apple Lager I just has. Slightly hazy golden but a bit orangey with a white head. Banana and cloves as should be, no tangy off scents as a few other Japanese Weizens have had. Bingo, the chaps at Baeren score another bullseye! A tasty Weizen true to style, very good. Strong banana and mild spice, some vanilla in the follow. After trying their 3 newest brews (Chocolate Stout, Apple Lager and now this), a road trip to Morioka is on for this weekend!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5085) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2005
A cloudy golden red hue, bannany nose, fragrant spicy light mouth with cloves, bananas and a refreshing finish. Excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1474) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2008
A flavoursome, superior Japanese hefe. Cloudy gold with moderate suds. Rich, grainy and rounded wheat aroma - sugared Weetbix. European Saaz? Soft mouthfeel that thins in the swallow. Breakfasty wheat flavours with good clove notes and minimal banana. Did I mention the wheat? Very solid stuff. I’m not a huge fan of the style but this impressed. (Bottle courtesy of TimE at Sully’s Sydney RB gathering Xmas 07 - thanks amigo)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2762) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Glowing hay in color with a quickly diminishing white head. Sweet aroma of banana, yeast, herbal spices, and clove. Full bodied. Flavor is a bit off, but not bad. Spicey, yeast, sweet malts, and some banana. Not a bad hefe, but I can’t say it’s worth picking up twice.

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