biirusaikou (950) - - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Burgermania. Classic weizen profile, banana bread, mildly creamy, touch of lemon and pepper. Fairly average and unexciting.
willisread (489) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pub Edo in July 2014. Pale straw color with a foamy white head. Aromas of clove, banana, wheat and citrus. Has a kind of sour-like funkiness coming out as well. Taste is mostly wheat with banana. Fairly thin-bodied with an overly carbonated texture. Really just OK.
Wombata (472) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Smoky, hint of boiled egg (!), a bit stinky, lemon/white grapefruit, yeast, wheat.
Palate: Light-bodied, firm carbonation.
Flavor: Pear, wheat, lemon. Hint of banana on mid-palate that grows on the finish which is long and shows lemon all the flavors blended together.
Comment: Some complexity.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cafe Bar Hobbit. Fresh gentle banana nose with a bit of yeast. Light bright cloudy lemon juice color. Moderately tart initial / light fruity mid / final fades quickly, with a slight residual sweetness. Thin body. All very mild, limted flavor profile. Okay.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at CBM Awajicho. Pale blonde colour, white creamy head. Aroma is clove, ultra spicy, bit weird, medicinal. Bit of grain, but totally dominated by the spice. Taste is lightly wheaty, little bit of banana and cream, but once again medicinal, like a muscle strain heat patch I would imagine. Very thin too. Where’s the body? Obviously I drank it, but it’s not very nice. I think swan lake are overrated.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Clear yellow - white head. Wheaty, citrus, acid notes, banana, light mouldy, earthy, light bread. ReRate......Draught at Swan Lake Pub Edo. Cloudy yellow - white head. Citrus. Yeasty. Light coriander like aroma. Banana. Cloves. Fruity notes. Wellwellwell.
AndySnow (4502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. Opaque yellow colour with a white head. Sour wheat aroma. Sightly sour wheat and citrus flavour.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of clove and banana. Taste is spiced banana bubblegum.
larsga (6500) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big offwhite head. Hazy opaque pale yellow body. Faintly vinegary herbal aroma with mealy citric spice notes. Dry-sweetish peach and banana taste with cloves notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish oily herbal fruity aftertaste. Very mild and clean. Nice. (0.27l draft at Popeye, Tokyo. Menu said it was 5%.)
EdKing (2073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bought in La Cachette, Kagurazaka. Colour is hazy amber, touch of orange, thin white head. Nose is touch yeasty, clove, and a lot fo orange and lemon citrous. Taste is very light a weizens tend to be in Japan. Taste is orange first on the tongue then bit of spice, clove and citous zest. Touch watery body though.