Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: German Hefeweizen
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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German style Hefe Weizen with banana and clove like flavors.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2831) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 24, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Initial pour was disapointingly clear, but this bottle was heavily sedimented. After a good rousing the appearance changes for the better, deeper golden shade and suitably hazy for the style. It holds a small white cap with very modest lacing. Nose has big clove, lemon, spice and banana. Taste has a wheat malt base, lemon and clove. Dry finish, lingering wheat and trace spicy yeast. Light body, average carbonation. Fairly typical weizen, decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Small sweetish wheaty nose, with some peach and light spice. Hazy honey straw color, thin head. Light sweet banana, small citrus, and very gentle but unusual hoping in mid and final. Thin body. Okay. Nose is nice, but flavors are just so mild. Missing the body and bite of a good hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from Seiyu served in my weizen glass. It pours a soft gold with a pillowy white head. The aroma is sweet spicy wheat featuring cloves blended with coriander. A raspy carbonation on a somewhat thin body means it lacks a chewy malt backbone I’d enjoy. The taste is of a decent weizen: wheat, cloves, coriander, a bit of a bitter fruity finish. Not much fruit character to it but it’s an OK beer. I’d say Hitachino’s White Ale is better though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A hazy golden coloured pour with a thin bubbly white head on top. Yeasty, malty, wheaty aroma. Tastes similar, yeasty, wheaty, banana, cloves and spice. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle - hazy yellow with a reasonably quickly disappearing fuzzy head. Aroma of lots of clove, yeast, hay and gooseberries. Taste of cloves, yeast, wheat, hints of grass. Thin body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- I can detect wheat and rice, not bad Appearance- A great murky golden yellow color, with a small head Taste- A nice wheat flavor with a bitter aftertaste Palate- Dry medium bodied Overall- not a bad beer, not their best style of beer from Kiuchi but a pretty good beer to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (609) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3750) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2014
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.

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