Oakes (11408) - 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.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. grassy, grainy, spicy, and some notes of banana in the aroma. hazy golden body, fluffy white head. pretty interesting for a hefeweizen from Japan. Thanks oakes.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Radekfest (thanks Josh). Light gold color with a small but sturdy head. Aroma is yeasty with some banana and lemon. Taste is light with those same flavors and honey. A surprisingly good beer. My favorite hefe in a can.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold-yellow w/ fluffy white foam. Sweet, yeasty (banana) aroma of (reminiscent of candy necklaces) w/ a hint of clove. Light, somewhat grainy feel. Well-balanced yeasty flavour w/ a solid wheat foundation & nice clove spiciness.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Islandhaole for this one. Pours hazy canary with big, white head. Aroma of huge banana, cloves, bubblegum, hopcit. Tastes weissy, with the same flavors as aromas. Smooth palate, nice balance, and wonderful complexity. Just outstanding. Shove some sushi in my mouth and call me Yoshi!
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to IslandHaole for this gem. Cloudy light golden pour, small head. Crisp spicy yeast nose, some fruity esters, banana and sweet lemon. Slighty subdued wheat character, with yeast and light spice evening out. Very clean and refreshing, reletivaley dry finish. Great!
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 Bottle: Had the opportunity to sample this one back on Nov of 2002 when my roomie brought one back from Japan. All I can say is WOW! I only have mental notes from this one, but from what I remember it was by far the best Japanese beer I have had to date. Very much like a German Wheat beer, and in some cases much better than other German Wheats. It also seemed to be a bit spiced, much like a Belgian Wit. I wish I had one right now to give a more accurate description, but overall this was a fantastic brew! Highly recommended if you are in the land of the rising sun.
rapkungen (19) - USA - NOV 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful Japanese weissen that rivals the bettter German and Belgium beers in this category.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Sampled from a can. I think I may like this as much as Suntory Premium Malt’s.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is hands down the best Japanese made beer I’ve had. A cross between Hoegaarden wit and Duvel. I’m still stunned, If I wasn’t looking at the Kanji on the cobalt blue bottle right now, I’d swear it’s a Belgian wit.