PriorL (3041) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, wheat.
TASTE: hoppy, wheat, little sour, blueberries?
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pour on draft at Maltan. Hazy amber with off-white head. Aromas of apples and dark fruit. Tastes of same. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
GenkiGonzo (928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Very dark for the style. Big banana aroma with wheat, some spice. Very smooth flavour, not too sweet.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Asahita served in a weizen glass. Stylistically I think it is similar to the copper weizen but possibly a darker copper color with a more intense beige head. The aroma is intense banana, cloves an lots of buttery diacetyl. The taste is very much the same way more buttery flavor than I have ever gotten from Fujizakura & the only beer I have ever had from them that has a production issue... Disappointing...
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keyaki. Amber brown colour, small white head. Aroma is banana, grain.
Taste is good, banana, ice cream, lots of malt too, touch of spice.
Good stuff. Normal one is nice, but this has just something extra.
Travlr (19481) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Jazy golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of banana and summer fruit. Taste is mildly sour fruit. Decent.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters envelop perfum-y conifers while peaches and doughy yeast render complexity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the cloudy amber.
-Even though the color is quite dark for a Weizen, this doesn’t taste like a Dunkel Weizen at all.
-Although this is simple, it is very effective AND authentic. A twist on the Fujizakura Weizen cannot be poor, that’s for sure.
-The aroma is particularly alluring.
-After a while, minty toothpaste notes are found.
On tap at Watering Hole.
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of banana, apples. Flavour is banana, sour apples.
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BBS 3/8/13
Aroma: wheat, pear, light banana, milk chocolate/unsweetened cocoa,
Palate: Soft on the palate and very smooth
Flavor: wheat, malt, light cocoa, banana.
jonno (2405) - JAPAN - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys don’t make bad beer - and usually it’s very, very good, as is the case here. A souped up weizen with a slightly spicy and moderately phenolic touch. Great lacing. I would like a tad more carbonation, but that’s just nit picking. Super solid.