Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
German style Hefe Weizen using special weizen yeast. Banana, clove and vanilla like refreshing flavours with a touch of toasty malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Hazy banana yellow body with abundant chunky particles and a medium thick, slow-fading sudsy white head. Aroma of sweet honey, citrusy esters, pineapples, and oranges plus fresh wheat bread. Flavor is drier than expected with some quenching tartness. Has notes of coriander, spice, and plastic with some phenolic bitterness. Dry, somewhat thin body. Good, but lacks the depth of a great German Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2006
01.11.06 Very cool 720ml bottle with the new logo. The beer, hazed and speckled, is alive with streaming eff meandering coolly through it brilliant golden depths. On the surface, a mountainous white head, lasting firmly, with stiff peaks and thickly coating lace. Bright wheat and lemon aromas greet the nose beside some fresh ginger or allspice, exciting in anticipation of a refreshing quaff. Underlying the classic bavarian aromas is a slick twist of farmhouse tartness that inspires the transition from nose to palate. The first sip is wild with tingling effervescence and a pleasing acidic bite. This beer demands attention, delighting with all the lemon grass tartness and a hint of sweet chile pepper (without the heat) that might be the flourish of a tangy Thai soup. Medium full and lightly coating, the body is fulfilling while retaining enough snap to pair nicely with this lightly oiled pork stir-fry. Unexpectedly, I find only the mildest yeasty spice and the usual punch of banana is present but rather astringent like the unripe fruit. In all, this is a real treat of a beer, beautifully crafted, delicious, and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle at Flat Top Grill in Ft. Wayne, IN. White small fizzy head, carbonated, transaprent, and yellow hue. Aroma was sweet, banana, clove, and spice. Flavor was bananas, spicey astringent, somewhat tart and acidid. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 15, 2005
very carbonated orange juice with a sour aftertaste. not great, not horrible. it’s one of those beers...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2005
This was a weak Hefe. yellow with foamy head. Nose had some banan and tasted some clove, real watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours a large initial head of soap bubbles. Under average aroma. Pale colour. Spicey taste, a bit of wheat and yeast, easy quaffable. Medium to slightly thin mouthfeel. Drying banana creamy finish. Clove and vinegary tart and malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Medium sized white head diminishes via large rocky bubbles. Cloudy and dark yellow. Strong citrus hop aroma gives way to kiwi fruit, or very green bananas. Smooth mouthfeel, with a sharp citrusy bite at the finish. My overall impression of the flavor was of a lemin-lime drink (with a hint of grain). Not overly impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
Poured bright orange and cloudy, with a surprising head for a weizen. Fantastic aroma with a great balance of light hoppiness and belgian spiciness. A pleasure to breathe in, over and over. Taste is huge, full of fruity esters...cherry, pear, banana, and pepper flavours dominate. Lots of great spicy notes with notable clove and lemon zest tones. A bit of hop bitterness brings you back to its essential beeriness and the mouthfeel reminds you of the malt sweetness. Actually much better than many (most) german Hefeweizens I’ve tried. A gem of a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a ring of white lace. Mild aroma of banana and spices. Mild flavor of banana and spices. The body is medium with a creamy texture and strong carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Fully diminishing white head quickly leaves all alone a clear light amber shade. Faint malts dont offer much in the sense of flavors, but spiced herbs and flowers. Unfortunately, an assault of banana and apple, peachy, mustardy and phenolic off-yeast work kinda ruins it all. White wine bandagey and creamy chaotic. Very light bodied, astringent yogurt residues.

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