KansaiBeerLvrs (4166) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pouring an exceptionally clear gold for something that calls itself a weizen, it has a subdued tangy clove estery aroma but also an odd lagerish edge to it. So far, so underwhelming.
Raspy bodied with a clove and artificial sugar like sweetness with light dry wheat flour malts. Not a fan.
This is a pretty butchered weizen so I call the Pilsner in this series the clear winner by a long shot which is no surprised from a Japanese brewery that specializes in lagers.
KyotoLefty (8843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from the factory. Clear gold (obviously a Kristal Weizen) with a thick, low head. Nose is typical of the style, somewhere between a pils and a hefeweizen. Just a bit of esters, wheat, otherwise rather pils-like. Crisp and wheaty flavor, sweet, light esters and honey. Ok. A bit too sweet but crisp enough in the finish. Much like a wheat lager.
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little dark in color, this weizen comes off more like a standard lager with a trace amount of wheat added to the mix. Very light palate and flavor, to say nothing of the nose.
jinroh (1028) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
350 ml can. Pours clear and golden, moderate head - does not really look like a weizen at all. Aroma has some soapy nostril-filling malt, some sweet wild berries underneath that blanket. Taste is weird, no wheat character whatsoever, some bitterness, plastic and wet cardboard. Short bitter-dry aftertaste. Not really a weizen, I don’t know what it is. Average industrial beer, nothing more.
biirusaikou (2245) - - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yeast, cake, pudding, mild honey, watery finish. Uninspiring and fairly bland white happoshu.
evergreen0199 (2820) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from a liquor shop in Nasu, Tochigi, Japan. A cloudy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Yeasty aroma. Tastes thin, yeasty, wheaty, cloves not great to be honest.
TimE (4753) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
light, fairly flavorless mainstream weizen. Very little clovey notes. Boring.