KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka, served in a weizen glass. Slightly opaque light straw gold pour with a thick fluffy white head. Yeasty aroma of cloves & wheat spiciness. Light body with a soft carbonation giving it a slightly silky mouthfeel, nice but as you drink it you get the feeling the body is kind of thin. The taste is classic weizen, cloves & spices with hints of banana. No orange or coriander so I am perplexed as to why they chose to call it a wit rather than a weizen, in that sense it isn’t to style. If you look at it as a weizen it’s quite solid, classic look & aroma, good flavor but the body is a touch too light. Not complex but tasty and worth a drink, especially if you enjoy wheat beers. Also this is ridiculously easy to drink, I’m gulping it down...
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bungalow. Pretty golden color, cloudy, like a dull pastel, with a fine, low head. Solid wit nose—wheaty, grainy, with some citrus notes coming from the wheat. Lots of cereal. Creamy wheat flavor, banana, a touch of clove, a bit of weizen character too, nice lemon flavor, though obviously unspiced. Solid wheat flavors, though a bit underwhelming for me, a bit thin, and could use a bit more punch.