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 (1943) - 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.
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
300. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a loose white head. Bananas and skunk on the nose. But not too much of the banana side. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Skunky, bready mid palate with some mild banana and clove happening. Earthy finish.
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Benton Cafe in Orlando. Very nice flavor and aroma. Went well with our sushi dinner.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Can from Bic Camera. Hazy very pale yellow colour with white head that fades almost immediately. Aroma is buttery, bit of banana, touch of spice. Taste is similar, quite wheaty, but fruity and buttery too. Aftertaste is very malty. Quite smooth in the mouth, with a bit of a spike from the spice. Alright but not wildly exciting.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana and clove notes in the aroma with hints of nutmeg. The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a white head. Spicy clove and banana flavors, finishes very crisp. Great beer.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Completely surpirsed by this beer! Exceptional light but tasty hefe flavor. Certainly not something that you would anticipate for a Japanese beer. It is lighter than a typical German Hefe, but very ioce flavor. My one downfall of the beer is the lack of head and lacing. There is none. Slightly flat and unspirited.
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.1 oz blue bottle from Total Wine in Las Vegas NV
Cloudy yellow, with a quickly evaporating head, and no lace.
Aroma has some slightly sour notes and overripe banana.
Flavor is sweet banana, with a touch of sour, some clove spice, and a light lemony finish.
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Kinokuniya. Pours cloudy yellow/white. Aroma is little bit yeasty, citrous and spicy. Taste is very refreshing. Citrous hops, coriander, milk texture. Some malt and wheat on the finish.