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Brewed by Hida Takayama Beer
Style: German Hefeweizen
Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Cloudy golden, minimal head. Fresh aroma ofripe banana. Mid-sweet and fairlylight bodied with very soft mouthfeel. Mild malt but intense esters. Excellent weizen.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13401) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle 500ml at Sosuke Ryokan, Takayama, Room 8 – shared with Mette. Cloudy yellow – white head. Sweetness, spicy, light banana notes, fruity, coriander, wheaty, spicy, herbal. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus and banana. Taste is candied banana bubblegum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 My Bottom Line:
This citrusy Hefeweizen is another fine example of Hidatakayama’s propensity for quality, genuinely delighting with its banana esters, herbal hops and idiosyncratic yeastiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam decorates the cloudy beige yellow for the duration of the glass.
-The soft, big-bubbled carbonation increases drinkability while never restraining the flavor profile.
-Some tropical fruitiness is also expressed by the weizen yeast.
-This one came in second in a Hefeweizen taste-off at Popeye’s, after Fujizakura’s masterful take on the style.

On tap at Popeye’s a few times.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6699) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
on tap at popeyes. hazy golden, lemon and banana peel aroma, some curious coconut milk and salt in there but also some citric zest rounding it out

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6451) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
On tap at Popeye’s. Rich, thick wheat malt flavor. On the sweet side, but has a good bitter finish. Not sour at all. Crisp, but rich, with medium plus carbonation. Very nice, with lots of spice and banana. A top Japanese wheat beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6210) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
Medium white head. Opaque hazy pale yellow body. Light milky banana aroma with citric notes. Taste is mealy rounded banana and milk. Dry citric aftertaste. It’s OK. (0.25l on tap.)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5641) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle. Light clove aroma cloudy yellow, lowish head. Flavorwise it hits a Hefeweizen from Oberbayern perfectly: Sweet wheat, vanilla, clove and plenty of bananas. Kind of fitting I should try this in the Japanese alps. If I have to critisize, then the body could be a bit fuller and chewier, but that doesnt detract from the enjoyment,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Draft @ Popeye’s: Hazy blonde, light head and lacing. Nose of funky wheat, yeast and some chewy malt. The flavor is chewy, but it’s more wheat than yeast. Like an american wheat. The finish is nice, decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy, pale yellow with a thick head. Strong banana aroma with undertones of clove. Banana flavours dominate. Body could have been fuller. Overall a decent weizen.


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