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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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German style Hefe Weizen with banana and clove like flavors.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2701) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17535) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (275) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2333) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2351) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, malts, yeast and banana. Taste is malts, banana, and grass.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at SBWF2014. A bit hazy yellow color, small white head. Grainy, light banana aroma. Light-bodied. Light candyish banana flavors. Light spicey notes. Very simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique November 2014. Hazy lemon yellow with a soft white head. Sweet and bitter at the same time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bottle. Pours with a nice head which dissipates quickly. Golden colour, although a little cloudy. Gentle nose, hints of lemon grass. Banana with some citrus. Not sweet, but a little bitter in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
24.3 oz bottle into weizen glass, bottled in 12/2013. Pours hazy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, malt, and light hop flavors; and very smoot hand crisp to drink. The yeast flavors were not as bold as I expected for the style, but it did not feel watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have banana, cloves, wheat, yeast, some citrus notes. Pretty clean, just not something I would drink very often.


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