gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
35 cl can thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.06, purchased late December 2012.
Murky yellow color, white head. Sweet, sugary, fruity, banana, esters, phenoles, butterscotch scent. Sweet, banana, estery, clove taste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Estery banana aftertaste.
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Cloudy golden, medium white head. Fruity, bready, abit sugary and vinuous, slightly spicy and herbal. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
Scipio (750) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you again to Chris for this rare gift. Pours a bright yellowish, hazy golden with a full, bubbly white head. Aroma is banana, orange, wheat, and spices. It has a very Belgian impression to it. The taste is similar to the aroma. The banana stands out the most, followed by the orange and spices. Short aftertaste of banana and spice. Some bubbly carbonation up front, but it seems to be more flat at the end. Light in body with a slick texture. It is refreshing to drink. I had this many years ago on a visit to Japan. I think I liked it more back then when I was more naive. However I’m pleased to say that I think this is still very good.
trapped (1119) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blue tinted bottle with blue label, white reindeers and ’premium unfiltered beer’ under them. Pale yellow color with slight haziness, strong fruity smell, high carbonation, slightly bitter citrusy taste, long finish. A nice hefeweizen.
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from "Japan" at EPCOT. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Aromas of banana, clove, corriander and wheat. Similar flavors with some yeast. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Decent but not great.
Frank (3224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent Belgian white but a bit thin on the palate. A bit fruity and pretty dry and drinkable.
redtechnj (244) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- Crispy, sweet, Wheat, some lemon
Appearance- cloudy golden with a nice fluffy white head. Average lasting head with nice lacing.
Flavor- Floral, crisp,some lemon and grass.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and fruity on a bread-like base. Some apple, lemon, and grape. Lingering aftertaste.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Can. Fishy, glue, metallic, with some banana in the nose. Cloudy pale yellow. Initial is sweet but quite raw. Then it all goes fairly flat. Heavy carb cutting the tongue and palate. Still, it is drinkable.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Admittedly, I bought this because the blue bottle with reindeer on it was quite beautiful. Gold hazey pour, white head that falls quick to a thin ring and a little film. Lots of ripe banana on the nose, clove. Mild bready flavor bodywith a sweet and sour fruity banana taste, a little lemon, clove. Surprsingly good considering the nose seemed one dimensional. Light body, moderate carbonation. Surprisingly good hefe.