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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   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 (21755) - 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 (5153) - 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 (2077) - 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 (7972) - 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 (2353) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Heavenly bananas top the angelfood cake, as doughy yeast is succulently emboldened into a whipped cream in this world-class Hefeweizen. Vanilla ice cream surfs the soft bubbling, and drinkability and nourishment are amazingly joined.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-An everlasting head of foam protects the cloudy, shiny blond golden.
-The nose and mouthfeel are supremely expressive and laid back at once.
-The soft bubbling lets the expertly extracted maltiness express itself.
-This one was the winner of a Hefeweizen face-off we did at Popeye’s, against two other very tasty examples of the style in Hidatakayama Weizen and Hakusekikan Niwa-Weiss.

On tap at the brewery restaurant and at Popeye’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2760) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
[on tap at Popeye] Clove > banana > German hops. Hazy yellow wth a dense flanel blanket. Very mild sweet malt in good balance with fermentation phenolic, though a bit weak. Bubblegumy esters in the finish. Medium to light body with low carbonation. This style of beer is better with more carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
Medium fine-laced white head. Hazy yellow body. Milky yeasty banana aroma. Sweetish milky banana taste with faintly citric dry aftertaste. Yeasty notes. (0.3l on tap at Popeye.)

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