mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. foggy, golden-orange body with a very short-lasting white head. aroma has a metallic essence, along with faint fruit esters, carbonation, and yeast. overly carbonated. cereal grains, and a little bit of fruit in the beginning. finish is mildly spicy. decent. this weizen leaves much to be desired.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, fairly clear yellow pour. Banana wheat aromas and flavors, with some spice and lemon, and somewhat tart.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good. I was surprised as this is worlds away from their other beers I have tried. Just simply a grrat Weizen with a little less cloudyness then normal. Good bubblegum fllavor
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I was very skeptical that this would be very good and could hold its own against German Weizens but was surprised. A fairly unexciting bubblegum aroma. Orange yellow color - slight cloudy with small head. Sweet orange, banana, and clove flavor. Actually holds its own and a fairly decent Weizen.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. weak aroma and flavor, possibly an old bottle, no real hefe flavor, average body
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah, thereís nothing quite like a good Japanese hefeweizen on a warm, muggy day! Actually, itís pretty good. The head dies too soon, but the aroma of this hazy straw ale is banana and Wheaties with a dash of clove and some lemony tartness. A bit hard and spritzy for the style, it nonetheless delivers a tasty banana and light clove flavor quite well. The finish is clean, perhaps with a touch of lemon.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly cloudy golden color with a not big enough egg white head that dissipates. Aroma is a bit understated, though if you try hard enough you might find a hint of banana and clove. Flavor is OK, light wheat flavor, with light banana, and not much if any clove or other spices. Decent but canít hang with the German big dogs (Franziskaner; Weistephaner).
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I still havenít figured out how Hitachino fits in. Theyíre not the BMC of Japan (thatís AKS: AsahiKirinSapporo, and pronounced "axe"). BUt they have enough ratings on some of their beers to not be an unheard of micro. Perhaps they are the Sierra Nevada of Japan? This is a passable hefe. Aroma of wheat and slight clove. Could be a little smoother for a hefe, it has some metal in the finish. Some soda in addition to the standard hefe palate. Curiously dry and slightly effervescent finish.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brownish orange. My sister-in-law looked at me funny when i was pouring it. Bananas, apples, clove, spices, and other light fruits on the nose. Very sour aroma, too. Smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel. As someone else said it had a champagne quality to it. Hints of citrus fruits on the tongue:grapefruit and orange being most noticable. Refreshing finish. I am not a big fan of hefeweizens but I liked this one.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours partially cloudy brassy apple-cider orange/brown with some head. Aroma (surprisingly) of flemish sour ale. Flavor of citrus brut champagne, mouthfeel of same. Finishes tart with green apples and blueberries. Not seeing the bananas, but not a bad one-of beer. Considering how the Hitochino sweet lactose stout made me gag, Iím surprised I like this one at all. However, in a blind test (which is what Iím trying to imagine here), Iím sure that I would rate this one above average.