DarkMagus (468) - 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 (1011) - 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 (5105) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow colour, more like a wit than a hefe. Sweet marshmallow aroma, some coriander, faint banana and apple. Flavour is fairly dry, with a watery palate. Light candyish flavour, some wheaty spice. Thanks Josh.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with a strong bananaq aroma. Fruity flavour of banana and pears. Yeasty short finish. (Thanks Ompher for having all those japanese micros and a big Thank You to IslandHaole to bring these goodies all over Asia)
omhper (18355) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned, thanks IslandHaole!
Cloudy golden, rich but brief head. Fruity banana aroma. Sweet and lightly bready, lightly lemony. Soft mouthfeel. Refreshing.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana aroma. Actually plenty of flavor in this wierd blue and gold can. A big suprise from japan. Thanks to Oakes for bringing this to the Toronto gathering.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy tan colour. Sweeter and a little thciker than the Weizen, but these are only shades of difference. Otherwise, a clean, well-made but unexciting wheat.