willisread (173) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Liquors Hasegawa. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Hazy golden hay color with with a big off-white soapy head. Big banana, bubblegum and wheat aroma on the nose. Sweet taste with a slight peppery presence. Light body with a rich mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish coupled with sweetness.
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy banana flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy finish.
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is my first legitimate craft beer from Japan, and it seems to be an unusual rendition of the hefeweizen style. A lighter but crisp aroma of wheat and banana and orange. The appearance is distinctive in that seems to be much lighter than usual for this style, almost more yellow than orange, and more transparent/ less substance than other hefe's. The flavor and palate is accordingly lighter, sweet wheat, malt, and banana-clove flavors. A bit strange overall, but I actually kind of enjoy this lighter, crisper example of the style. Finishes with a mild wheaty aftertaste. Definitely different, if nothing else.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. hazy golden with one finger head. lightly tart with a lightly tart, smoky element, almost like sausage or hot dogs. banana and clove are light, but presentl. just an odd take on a hefe that somehow seems to work.
stevoj (2486) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottle seemed overly sweet, lots of the banana and bubblegum, but lacking in the bready flavors and a little weak in the body. Bottle may be a little old.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, malts, yeast and banana. Taste is malts, banana, and grass.
TBone (13225) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. A bit hazy yellow color, small white head. Grainy, light banana aroma. Light-bodied. Light candyish banana flavors. Light spicey notes. Very simple.
mkel07 (3875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique November 2014. Hazy lemon yellow with a soft white head. Sweet and bitter at the same time.
R4N5H (170) - SINGAPORE - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bottle. Pours with a nice head which dissipates quickly. Golden colour, although a little cloudy. Gentle nose, hints of lemon grass. Banana with some citrus. Not sweet, but a little bitter in aftertaste.
superspak (2996) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24.3 oz bottle into weizen glass, bottled in 12/2013. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; and very smoot hand crisp to drink. The yeast flavors were not as bold as I expected for the style, but it did not feel watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.