jdjuice (315) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very cloudy, with nice white rocky head. Very banana-y aroma. Very banana-y flavors, slightly creamy, slightly spicy, and a bit citrusy. I’m not a big fan of hefeweizens, but this is probably one of the best I’ve had. Yay!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can on train: Nice hazy yellow color, nose is strong with bananas and light clove. Nice clean wheat flavors and a balanced wheat and musty estery tail. A nice mouthfeel and plenty of wheat body, a nice sweet sticky banana and jackfruit note in the finish. Excellent german hefeweizen and can’t be beat for the price.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Hefeweizen pours a slightly cloudy light yellow gold color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is banana and cloves, wheaty and sweet. A medium bodied Hefeweizen. Malts are fruity and sweet, the banana and clove flavors are much more in the nose than the taste. Smooth taste. Nice balance. Lively carbonation. Nice Hefeweizen. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to Dan for hauling this stuff all the way across the Pacific.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is coriander, lemon, sour dough. Flavor is spicy, citrusy, and wheaty. Quite good---the best beer I’ve had here in Japan so far.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy light brownish colour with a nice fuzzy head. Aroma of wheat, malt and yeast. Crisy and fruity flavour with wheat, malt and a good touch of yeast and a bit of lemon. Great wheat brew!
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a relief to finally find this gem... in the sea of Japanese macro-swill! Nice hazy golden color, fairly subdued head, diminishes rather quickly leaving behind some thick foam around the glass. Standard hefeweizen aroma: malts, wheat, yeast, some banana, some general fruitiness, some light spiciness, a hint of hops. Flavors were also typical: wheat, malts, yeast, banana, bubblegum, nothing too out of the ordinary. The mouthfeel was crisp with the fairly high carbonation... but not as rich as would be ideal for a beer of this style. A bit thin perhaps. Nice crisp dry finish, really easy to drink. Pretty damn good!
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 fresh from japan... cloudy brown yellow body with tan highlight; smooth, calm ride; sweet, banana, popcorn-ish aroma; sweet, primarily--banana, corn, grain, lemon, toastiness, yeastiness; not that bad... sweet and grainy, and calm and not overdone... / update: new bottle says "the silver bottle" -- same beer; good, nothing oustanding.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Fruity (mainly banana) and yesty aroma and flavour. Quite sweet. Light bodied.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a cool treat courtesy of Josh’s travels. Lots of banana burst out of this thin, slightly hazy pale yellow brew. Nice refreshing finish to this sweet offering. Enjoyable - cheers Josh.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy yellow, white head. aroma of banana and candy necklace. tangy lemon and wheat flavour. spritzy mouthfeel.