jerohen (1963) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
KyotoLefty (5914) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ 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.
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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.
larsga (5967) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.)
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden-yellow color, huge white pillowy head. Aroma of citrus, banana, nutmeg, and a light bubblegum essence. Wheaty, bready, yeasty, citrusy flavors. Hints of banana, bubblegum, nutmeg, and clove. Pretty good stuff. Super refreshing, very easy to drink.
jonno (2146) - JAPAN - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 A real delight...lovely light fruity taste, that just refreshes you to no end...RERATE I think this is the best weiss in Japan. Hell it’s as good as anything I have tried from Germany, even Weihenstephaner (need to try in Germany though!). Fruity, well balanced, bursting with banana and apple flavours. Well bodied and just the right level of carbonation. Fuji is my favourite German style brewery in these parts!
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little cloudy pale golden color, with cloves, cinammon and apples in the nose. Light bodied that is basically like drink well balanced liquid apple pie with a dry English cider finish. Interesting stuff.
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bakushu Club Popeye on March 31st, 2005. Pours hazy Pale Yellow with big white head. Spicy aroma of cloves and banana. Nice malty, acid and spicy flavors with a touch of banana and meringue that bring a good complexity to this beer. Well balance!