MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This rather dry Weizen shares plenty of bananas and wheat while floral nuances prepare a mineral touch in the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam quickly depletes atop the cloudy beige.
-Carbonation is appropriately high, just like in most Bavarian examples.
-The mouthfeel could be tighter and smoother, but the flavor profile is nicely expressive and engaging.
-Wheat is cleanly expressed from aroma to finish ; there is more than fermentation character in this brew...
AndySnow (4717) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Lemon, wheat aroma. Flavour is fruity, sweet.
gnoff (8377) - 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 (5903) - 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 (756) - 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 (1295) - 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 (3233) - 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 (3290) - 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 (249) - 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.