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

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
German style Hefe Weizen using special weizen yeast. Banana, clove and vanilla like refreshing flavours with a touch of toasty malts and hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Nice german style wheat. Estery banana, touches of clove. Soft smooth palate, with some light saltyness in the finish. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Light hazy yellow. Aromais sweet with a good dose of banana. Very citrus and lemon flavor. A little on the sour side.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle, fairly clear yellow pour. Banana wheat aromas and flavors, with some spice and lemon, and somewhat tart.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2005
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 25, 2005
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. weak aroma and flavor, possibly an old bottle, no real hefe flavor, average body

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Ah, there’s nothing quite like a good Japanese hefeweizen on a warm, muggy day! Actually, it’s 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2005
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 can’t hang with the German big dogs (Franziskaner; Weistephaner).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle. I still haven’t figured out how Hitachino fits in. They’re not the BMC of Japan (that’s 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.


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