Brewed by Fujikankokaihatsu Co. / Sylvans Restaurant
Style: German Hefeweizen
Kawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi-ken, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
In short: My greatest most best favourite hefeweizen? Probably.
How: From the bottle at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2009 (many samples)
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The intriguing nose mixes banana cake, lemon and a really nice wilderness (almost Saison-like wild). Fantastic cushiony body. A lot of wheat, a big fluffy cake, a wild character that sneaks in, good astringency without being acidic, very big body without apparent malt sweetness, leafy and grassy hops dry out the beer with very little bitterness. Of course not the most tasty beer (it’s an hefe after-all) but there are very few beers I would like to drink in larger quantities than this one. I went back many times to get more samples. In a beer festival (Mondial de la Bière 2009) with all my favourite styles well represented I really didn’t expect a hefeweizen come out as my #1 beer of the festival. Nor did I expect to come out sober enough to stand on my feet. I was surprised once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle @ Mondial de la Bière
Appearance: golden bright look with fine haze. Large cloudy pillow like foam.
Nose: Soft front , herbal with grainy scents ,leafy sides. Good. 7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied with lighter textures. Good character of wheat. Sweet with mid plus carbonation. Gentle,refreshing wheat ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
2009-06-05. Golden/pastel yellow with a nice foamy white head. Pleasant aroma, sweet wheat and esters. (7+) Flavour is likewise, pleasant wheat with mild esters. A very simple straightforward wheat beer but ultra drinkable. Average palate suits the beer. Really enjoyed it. Bottle at Mondial 2009, Montreal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle @ Mondial 2009. Great wheat nose, spice, yeast and a trace of banana, light hazy yellow, pours a large billowy, long lasting white head. Taste is a milder wheat, malt, corriander, and banana. Light bodied, balanced and refreshing. Really good offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, rich lively head. Strong estery banana/bandaid aroma. Sweetish with medium body, soft and very drinkable. Light and cottony with a whiff of citrus. A remarkable weizen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2009
On tap at Ushi-Tora. Cloudy pale yellow with a good head. Harmonious banana and spice aromas and flavours. Some clove. Well-made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Pours a white frothy head that has long lasting presence. The body is yellowish gold and somewhat hazy. The smell is fantastic citrus with yeast, for me the smell of sausage was undeniable. Amazing nose! The taste is first a bit light and citrusy before moving to a long aftertaste of delicious wheat and yeast. It fills the whole palate with a light fizz. You will not be dissapointed by this beer if you are any kind of weizen fan. Delicious, glad it came in a 500mil bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
On draft at Popeye, Tokyo, Japan. Hazy golden coloured, lasting white head. Citrys nose. Quite sour flavour, citrus and orange. More a witbier than a Hefeweizen imho. Ok, but not very special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 Rich, thick wheat malt. Like a cake with banana cream frosting. Beautiful to look at, killer nose. No defects. I prefer a slightly less sweet weizen, but this was close to perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2772) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
@ GJBF 2007. Aroma of bananas, sugary malts, wheat, yeast, grass. Flavor of spicy cloves, banana, fruits, sweet malt, some wheat, and I swear there is some vanilla in there, but it seemed fleeting. I could go for a few more of these.

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