duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice german style wheat. Estery banana, touches of clove. Soft smooth palate, with some light saltyness in the finish. Very nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy yellow. Aromais sweet with a good dose of banana. Very citrus and lemon flavor. A little on the sour side.
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 (10224) - 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, 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.
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 can’t 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 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.