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Sapporo Yebisu Major Weiss

Sapporo Yebisu Major Weiss
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Formerly brewed at Sapporo Breweries
Style: German Hefeweizen
Tokyo, Japan
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
September 1st, 2009 - First on the tasting venue at the Yebisu Beer museum in Tokyo is the Yebisu Major Weiss. The color is dandelion yellow, hazy, with a thin and compressed head, though its never very easy to tell how a beer is capped from a taster glass. The aroma is sharp, but not too sweet, though it does feature the captivating aromas of lemon, citrus rind, and a dry pithiness - welcome aromas in a country with a still maturing craft beer industry. The palate is surprisingly heavy given the style and aroma notes, with a basic sour lemon pungency, and given some body by a solid cracked wheat flavor. The aftertaste narrows and simplifies the more complex flavors to a generically wheat and savory taste, and then finally descending into a nice breadiness. This is likely the best beer Ive had in Japan to date, and in good surroundings too: two thumbs up on the Yebisu museum, complete with the good beer it serves.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at the Beer Museum. Cloudy yellow - white head. Banana, elderflowers, freshness, citrus, fruity, wheaty, orange, sulfor. Plain - but classic.

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