mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
L: pours a cloudy pale yellow, plenty of sediment mixed in, two fingers of fluffy head, but weak lacing.
S: a pleasant standard weizen aroma, banana, wheat, yeast.
T: follows the nose, kind of uneventful and a tad aqueous in flavour, but it’s helped by a touch of spice at the end.
F: it’s quite dry, gentle carbonation, lingering peppery spice on the tongue.
O: fairly decent weizen, though Japan has a few others that bring more flavour to the mix.
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Watering Hole. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a small white head. Nose is all clove and banana with a faint hint of bubblegum and wheat. Taste is more of the same with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Solid hefeweizen.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Cloudy white yellow pour with a finger of head. Citrus, wheat and banana. Light medium body. Easy to drink
GenkiGonzo (775) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Cloudy with a thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma of wheat with some banana and cloves. Flavour has some citrus as well, very smooth.
biirusaikou (1494) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green banana aroma. Creamy banana, cinnamon, sweet finish. Lovely and well-done fruity weizen.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4.5% take away from Bungalow during Gion Matsuri. It pours a cloudy straw gold with a white head, a nice looking beer. A lovely spicy smell of cloves. Perhaps not as smooth as Echigo’s but a nice white beer nevertheless.
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Some lacing. Aroma of what, banana, citrus. Smooth weak malt flavour.
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Aroma: banana, spice (coriander), grain/wheat, yeast
Flavor: spicy, moderately fruity melange of pear, banana and light pineapple, more spice kicks in on the finish.
Comment: light body and refreshing. Served bit too cold. 6-3-7-4-15 = 3.5 score.
Tap at Enibru
Aroma: Wheat, dry banana, lightly earthy and woody
Flavor: Wheat, citrus, dried banana, dried lemon, clove. Good long, dry grain/wheat and clove finish.
Comment: Very Good.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft Beer Market Toranomon. Pale blond, slightly cloudy. Big fluffy white head. Aroma wheat, bananas, ice cream, the usual. Quite fruity. Taste is nice. Creamy banana, quite sweet. Not so much wheat initially but a bit in the aftertaste. Solid weizen, but won’t rush back to have it again.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at World Craft Beer Tasting in Osaka. Very good wheaty aroma with a lot of banana in the nose. Hazy light apple juice color. Sharp lemony initial; perfumy mild fruitiness in mid palate; fades out gently and nicely. Very refreshing stuff. A good solid weizen.